Partners & Funders

Books For Africa receives high level amounts of financial and in kind support from valued corporate and non-profit partners, including:


Merck provides new medical and veterinary manuals to recipients across Africa. They also provide a generous grant to provide tablets with their medical manuals to health care providers and students on the continent.

The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF)

The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF) is the philanthropic branch of the Chrome Group, a group of organizations involved in the Nigerian oil industry. The Foundation is a Nigerian non-governmental organization with the mission to help raise Nigerians from poverty. SEOF largely focuses on providing quality education and educational materials to Nigerian students of all ages. The Sir Emeka Offor foundation will send one million books to Africa by the end of 2013.

AGParts Worldwide

Established in 2000, AGParts Worldwide is an industry leader in providing parts for Chromebook, laptop, notebook, and tablet devices across all industries. They donate Chromebooks to Books For Africa for shipment to African beneficiaries.

Better World Books

Better World Books has helped us ship 5.3 million books to Africa. This *triple-bottom-line online bookstore donates one book to someone in need for each book purchased, book for book, using revenue to fund literacy organizations including Books For Africa. In addition to their work for literacy, Better World Books diverts books from the landfill and offers carbon-balanced shipping. *Triple-bottom-line means that Better World Books works equally for people, planet and profit.

Bookey App

Bookey App summarizes the key ideas of world’s bestselling books in 30-minute audio clips and text transcripts


Capstone provides brand-new books for shipment to Africa.

Charity Navigator

Books For Africa is proud to be named a 4-Star Charity by Charity Navigator for the seventh consecutive year. This is the highest rating an organization can receive from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-widely used evaluator of charities.

Combined Federal Campaign

Combined Federal Campaign #10718/Aid For Africa


Elsevier is an academic publishing company specializing in scientific, technical and medical content. They donate high-level postsecondary medical books, as well as STEM materials, for distribution to medical practitioners and students in Africa.


GuideStar gathers and disseminates information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. They provide donors with information on each nonprofit's mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and so much more.


Lerner donates new, high quality children's reading books for schools and libraries across Africa

Minnesota Tech for Success

Minnesota Tech for Success creates digital equity by providing technology access and more. They supply refurbished desktops and laptops for Books For Africa to include in shipments to schools and libraries.

National Geographic

National Geographic provides new, high quality maps for classrooms and libraries across Africa.


Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, with operations in more than 135 countries. They provide Books for Africa with the ability to fulfill orders by title, allowing recipients to customize the collections that they receive.


SolarBuddy is an impact organization uniting a global community to illuminate the futures of all children. They donate solar lights assembled by students learning STEM skills, for distribution to those living in energy poverty on the continent of Africa.

Superior Text

Superior Text’s mission is embodied in its company purpose: “Serving Those Who Educate.” Superior provides BFA with large volumes of high-quality, gently-used textbooks for distribution in Africa.

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters, a multinational media and information firm based in New York City, is a major sponsor of Books For Africa and provides WestCore Law Libraries for the BFA Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative.


The story of UPS, the world's largest package delivery company, began more than a century ago with a $100 loan to jumpstart a tiny messenger service. How we evolved into a multi-billion-dollar global corporation reflects the history of modern transportation, international commerce, logistics and financial services.

The United States Agency for International Development

The United States Agency for International Development is a branch of the U.S. Federal government that supports international organizations and NGOS, including BFA, help achieve goals in development around the world.

Walker Bookstore

Since 2005, Walker Bookstore has provided quality books to schools, teachers, students and parents around the world. Walker provides BFA with hundreds of thousands of gently used text and library books for distribution in Africa.

World Vision

World Vision provides new books from publishers for BFA shipments.