FDS500 Grants

Through the FDS500 program, Pi Beta Phi annually awards grants to First Book® recipient groups nominated by Pi Phi chapters and alumnae clubs. The grants are used to purchase $1,000 worth of new books from First Book, and the books are distributed to children in need.

Before nominating a group to receive an FDS500 grant, please view the webinar linked below. It provides important information about the nomination process and a code you’ll need to include in your nomination. After viewing the webinar, complete the form below to nominate a group for a grant.

FDS500 Grant Nomination Form

Please complete the form below to nominate an organization to receive an FDS500 grant from Pi Beta Phi. The grant nomination process is open through September 15, 2021. For questions, contact Pi Beta Phi Headquarters.


FDS500 grants are funded through generous gifts to The Literacy Fund at Pi Beta Phi Foundation in support of Pi Phi's Read > Lead > Achieve initiatives. Pi Phi is honored to make an impact in the lives of children ... one child ... one moment at a time ... one life changed forever. Learn more about Read > Lead > Achieve and how you can participate, donate and advocate for literacy with us at pibetaphi.org/literacy.

We believe in the power of reading.

For more than a century, we've worked to inspire a lifelong love of reading that can unlock true potential, creating a more literate and productive society. Today, Pi Phis participate, donate and advocate for literacy through our Read > Lead > Achieve® reading initiatives — just as our sisters first did in 1912. 

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