Surprisingly, 1 in 7 US Adults are illiterate*

The Stan Lee Foundation will provide guidance, leadership, resources and exposure to worthy institutions that share in its dedication to upholding these goals. In doing so, the Stan Lee Foundation will shape a new generation of writers, thinkers, philanthropists, innovators… heroes.

Literacy is a fundamental building block for general education. A literate society helps meet the complex demands of an evolving nation. Our ability to learn, work and prosper is based heavily on the ability to read.

*National Center for Education Statistics




Not only is literacy essential, it’s a right that is denied to many students because of ailing public school systems. Though private and charter schools are available to some, many children are lacking a quality education. Aware of this need, the Stan Lee Foundation strives to provide equal access to literacy and education.

In partnership with leading nonprofit, educational, and arts organizations, the Stan Lee Foundation provides guidance, leadership and resources to high quality educational programs.

Collaborating organizations will benefit by having access to one of the most trusted and respected literary icons of this era. With Stan Lee’s global media presence, the most important thing the Stan Lee Foundation can provide is EXPOSURE.