The mission of the Dr. Seuss Foundation is to be a catalyst for improved literacy, broadly conceived, through strategic partnerships and investments.


We envision a world in which all people, animals, and the environment are valued and thriving.


Our focus is on improving literacy and learning as these are essential to succeeding in the multi-layered worlds of the arts and humanities, health and well-being, animal welfare, and the environment.


The Dr. Seuss Foundation strives to honor, preserve, and fulfill the power and promise of the work of Theodor Seuss Geisel. Like the stories and teachings of Dr. Seuss, the values of the Foundation reflect the beliefs of the author:

Creativity and Imagination

We believe in creativity and imagination for the betterment of the world.


We are thoughtful and strategic in our grantmaking decisions, and committed to the integrity, transparency, and rigor needed for positive impact.

Education and Literacy

We support learning that promotes literacy, is fun, fosters imagination and creativity, values art and humor, and embraces learning through life experiences.

Sustainability and Environment

We promote the environment and all living things, and are dedicated to preserving the planet now and for the future.

Diversity and Equity

We are committed to helping people through imaginative ideas that value diversity of voice, experience, and interests, and expand equitable opportunities for all.


We are all in this together. We foster strong communities through collaboration and engaged participation.