An interesting link I came across yesterday was planetread.org. In short its an initiative to help illiterate ppl getting literate via help of broadcast media and what they call same language subtitling.
The great thing to know is that investment of 1$ provide reading practice to around 10000 ppl. Impressive to say the least. Also as a side note, its one of the various activities google.org is talking up, so if someone does not create noise in media about philanthropic contributions it doesn't mean they are not doing it. (Google.org is quite an old news and was slashdotted long back).