Who We Are
Welcome to the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to assisting booksellers in need since 1996. The Binc Foundation grew out of a wish of bookstore employees to establish a fund to help their colleagues experiencing an unexpected financial crisis. Binc is dedicated to assisting bookstore employees across the United States in their greatest time of need.
In 2015, Binc provided financial assistance to 28 bookstore employees and their families giving almost $55,000 in personal financial grants. The higher education scholarship program provided 53 scholarships to bookstore employees and their dependents for a total of more than $220,000. Binc’s professional development scholarship program gave 17 booksellers financial assistance to attend industry events.
To learn more about the assistance the Binc Foundation provides, visit our Request Assistance page.
Who We Help
The Binc Foundation provides financial assistance to brick and mortar bookstore employees working full-time or part-time who demonstrate a personal financial need arising from severe hardship and/or emergency circumstances. The Foundation typically assists with needs arising from these qualifying life-event categories:
• Domestic Violence
• Funeral Expenses
• Homelessness Prevention
• Loss of Household Income, due to:
• death in the household
• divorce or separation
• job loss of spouse or partner
• emergency child or elder care
• Serious Medical Expenses
• Utility Shut-off Prevention
How You Can Help Support the Binc Foundation
There are numerous ways to donate or get involved and support the Binc Foundation in our mission to strengthen the bookselling community. If you would like additional information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-733-9064.