Partners & Funders
In fiscal year 2001, Books For Africa sent 40 container shipments of books to Africa. In 2013, we sent 1.5 million books to 21 countries! We could never have achieved this growth without generous support from our funders and partners.
Books For Africa receives financial support from a wide variety of partners, including:
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. Learn more here.
|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.|
|Books For Africa is a member of Aid For Africa, allowing for partnership in the Federal Combined Charities Campaign.|
|Amara Wines is a collaborative partner of BFA generating funding.|
|Capstone provides brand-new books for shipment to Africa.|
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 #10718/Aid For Africa|
|Course Hero provides funding for BFA shipments through the Knowledge Drive, an initiative seeking to strengthen the powerful academic resource they provide for college students.|
|Follett Educational Services is BFA's largest supplier of donated K-12 textbooks.|
|Books For Africa is a recipient of a Google Grant award. Designed for 501(c)(3) organizations, Google Grants is a unique in-kind advertising program harnessing the power of Google AdWords advertising product.|
|Grief, a manufacturer of industrial packaging, provides all of the boxes used for BFA shipments free of charge.|
|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.|
|Hands on Atlanta helps recruit and schedule volunteers at BFA's Atlanta warehouse.|
|Lerner donates new, high quality children's reading books for schools and libraries across Africa|
|Merck provides new medical and veterinary manuals to recipients across Africa.|
|National Geographic provides new, high quality maps for classrooms and libraries across Africa.|
|Out of Print Clothing does more than make really hip shirts of the covers of our favorite books. They are one of the largest donors to Books For Africa! For every shirt they sell, they send one book to Africa.|
|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 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.|
|World Vision provides new books from publishers for BFA shipments.|
|Books For Africa is proud to announce a new partnership with Worldreader, a leading non-profit working to empower the world's poorest people with e-readers and digital content. BFA recipients will now be able to order e-readers and e-books to enhance classrooms and libraries in their communities. With both books and e-books in their schools, the possibilities for African students are endless!|