Do Good with Goodreads
Let's help others experience the joy of curling up with a good book. Each month Goodreads highlights a different charitable foundation that promotes education and literacy.
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Help promote adult literacy through education, training, research, policy development, and advocacy.
Global Citizen Year
Global Citizen Year's mission is to build the next generation of leaders through a transformative global "bridge year" between high school and college.
International Rescue Committee
Founded at the request of Albert Einstein in 1933, the IRC offers education to children in war-torn communities around the world.
Help build and renovate libraries in East Africa with this nonprofit, which works to bring relevant books and joyful reading spaces to schools and students most in need.
Be a champion for freedom of expression! Find out how you can help rally support for persecuted writers in Syria, Egypt, Bangladesh, and beyond.
Kids Need to Read
A child's hunger for books must be fed! As budgets shrink for many school and public libraries nationwide, this nonprofit is working to keep books on the shelves.
The Imagination Library
Inspired by her father's struggle to read and write, country star Dolly Parton started a program to improve early childhood literacy that now serves thousands of communities.
The Library Project
The decade-old nonprofit has impacted over half a million children to date through its efforts to bring local-language libraries to orphanages and primary schools in Asia.
Help support one of the world's last complete letterpress printing workshops, which sponsors apprenticeships in typecasting, printing, and bookbinding and fights to keep bookmaking crafts alive.
Believing that both health and education are essential, this nonprofit funds clean water projects while also donating books to communities in need on multiple continents.
From Mongolia to Nepal, Zanzibar to the Gambia, and Albania to Grenada, this nonprofit sends books to children and adults wherever there is the need.
This online library with more than 300,000 titles offers tools for readers with print disabilities. Find out how you can help make reading accessible for everyone!
Rocky Mountain Land Library
Imagine a peaceful spot to read, surrounded by books and sweeping alpine views—a nature-loving bibliophile's dream! Find out how you can support a library in the making.
FunDza Literacy Trust
In a country where school libraries are rare, this South African nonprofit is working to put books in every teen's pocket by creating a free virtual library for cell phones.
The Book Bus
Honk honk! Here comes the Book Bus! Find out how you can help this nonprofit bring books to underserved children in Zambia, Malawi, Ecuador, and beyond.
Little Free Library
No one should have to live in a book desert. Find out how you can help place mini libraries in your hometown and in cities worldwide. Take a book, return a book!
National Readathon Day
Grab your latest book and charge your ereaders, bibliophiles. It's time for the first-ever National Readathon Day! On Saturday, January 24, join readers nationwide who will be reading in solidarity for literacy from noon to 4 p.m. Find out how you can help raise funds and find a readathon event near you!
Book Aid International
Help this nonprofit send 1 million books to libraries in schools, hospitals, prisons, refugee camps, slums, and isolated communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Calling all writers and artists! If you're in grades 7 through 12 (or you know a teen who is), it's time to submit your work. There's $10 million in scholarships on the line!
Communities In Schools
Sometimes kids need extra tutoring, sometimes a safe place to sleep. This nonprofit does whatever it takes to empower children to attend school and succeed.
The Future Project
What's your dream? This innovative nonprofit places full-time "Dream Directors" in schools to help students set big goals—and then make them a reality.
How many pages did you read today? Every page you log with the #Pages4Progress campaign earns a $1 donation for education and literacy resources around the globe!
Because I Am a Girl
Did you know that one in five girls worldwide is unable to attend school? Help the nonprofit Plan International raise funds for girls' education around the globe.
Help this nonprofit bring books, specialized teacher training, and a love of reading to many indigenous Mayan communities in Guatemala, a country with one of the lowest literacy rates in Latin America.
The Uni Project
This nonprofit takes reading to the streets with pop-up reading rooms, placing 360-degree shelving units and benches in parks, plazas, and public spaces of all persuasions.
Ripped pages or crumbling spines—books need tender loving care, too. Find out how you can help preserve rare collections at the Smithsonian, the British Library, and more!
A nightly bedtime story is a ritual that some children never experience. Find out how you can bring new pajamas and new books to foster kids and other underserved children.
In a Kenyan region where very few girls make it to secondary school due to HIV, early marriage, and pregnancy, this nonprofit fights to keep young women in the classroom.
The News Literacy Project
In an era of 24/7 information inundation, finding credible news can be tricky. This nonprofit brings journalists into classrooms to help students sort fact from fiction.