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“Survive to Thrive” Gives $1.1M in Grants to 115 Stores

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The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation announced today the Survive to Thrive, the special, one-time store grant initiative, will make awards to 115 independent bookstores and comic shops totaling $1.1 million. Ninety-nine stores will receive grants of $10,000 and 16 will receive $7,500. The grant recipients were determined by a juried application process with the goal of assisting stores that were poised to make a strong recovery from the pandemic.

Simon & Schuster Honors Carolyn Reidy with Gift to “Survive to Thrive”

On the first anniversary of her death, Simon & Schuster announced a gift to the Survive to Thrive grant program in honor of long-time President & CEO Carolyn Reidy. Reidy was an early supporter of Binc as the Foundation grew beyond its origins serving Borders employees exclusively. This generous gift in Reidy’s name will help Survive to Thrive reach its $2 million fundraising goal.

Crash Recovery

The next day Binc called to get more info. They were incredibly kind and helpful. The day they emailed to say the grant had been approved (which covered nearly half of my medical costs) will forever be one of the best days of my life.

“Survive to Thrive” Applications Open April 19

The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation announced today that applications for the Survive to Thrive grant program will be accepted beginning, today, April 19 and ending May 10 at 5pm Eastern. Fundraising for the grant program, which is designed to provide substantial grants to as many as 200 independent bookstores and comic shops, is still underway with a campaign goal of $2 million by the end of May. Grants will be awarded to the selected stores in early June.

Working Together to Help a Family Regain Their Balance

Binc was recently contacted by the owners of a family-run comic book shop. They have been working mightily to keep their business afloat during the pandemic through a combination of in-store safety measures, online sales, and reducing expenses.

GIVE COMICS HOPE CHANGES APPLICATION PERIOD FOR COMIC SHOP ASSISTANCE

GIVE COMICS HOPE, the new charitable initiative which began its fundraising efforts this fall, today announces the application period has been changed and will now open mid- to late January (exact dates will be announced soon), with funds distributed at the end of February.

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