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.
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.
A dozen authors and illustrators have joined together to create a matching pool of $40,000 to drive the next stage of fundraising for Binc’s Survive to Thrive grant program, which will provide substantial grants to as many as 200 independent bookstores and comic shops contending with the effects of the pandemic.
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.
Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain and chair of Binc’s annual Author Leadership Circle Campaign, is inviting authors and comics creators to join him in donating to a pool of matching funds to drive the next stage of fundraising for the Survive to Thrive grant program.
Professional Development Scholarshipsavailable to NAIBA, SIBA and NEIBA booksellers The New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA), Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA), New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA), and the Friends of George Keating committee are pleased to announce applications for the inaugural George Markey Keating Memorial Scholarship will open April 6. The scholarship provides $250 …
The Book Industry Charity Foundation (Binc) has launched the Survive to Thrive bookstore grant program. Founded with initial support from Ingram Charities and Ingram Content Group, the program will quickly provide grants to independent bookstores and comic shops affected by COVID-19.
Update: Don’t leave money on the table! Give Comics Hope Application Period Extended through Sunday, March 21. Apply now. Simple, five-minute application. All eligible applicants will receive an equal share of the total funds raised. Open to U.S. and Canadian stores.
Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce a donation of $10,000 to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) to help support comic industry retailers and their employees continuing to battle the challenges of the past year and the COVID-19 crisis.
AdventureKEEN is pleased to announce that their 2020 SHOP LOCAL, LIVE LOCAL campaign raised a total of $4,332 for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc). A matching $4,332 is being dispersed and mailed to 261 participating independent bookstores.
Some of the comic industry’s biggest talents have come together to produce unique original art pieces, featuring great combos of two artists and two characters benefiting two charities—Hero Initiative and The Binc Foundation’s (Book Industry Charitable Foundation) Comicbook United Fund.
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.
Update: You are all amazing! Thanks to your generosity and a match from Ingram Content Group, we met our fundraising goal in record time. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! But the campaign isn’t over. Every gift matters. Every gift is important. More news to come soon.
Binc has launched a holiday gift guide featuring items that give back to the Foundation and gifts from over 30 indie bookstores nationwide. The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation launched its first-ever holiday gift guide (https://www.bincfoundation.org/2020-gift-guide/). Featuring an assortment of gifts, the guide includes items that give back to Binc, and therefore support booksellers in …
The Binc Foundation team is delighted to welcome Robin Wood as our new communications & marketing specialist. October 19, 2020 – Robin Wood, Binc’s new communications & marketing specialist, comes most recently from Books & Books @ The Studios, the Key West-based nonprofit independent bookstore founded by George Cooper and Judy Blume and affiliated with …
New Charitable Initiative Supports Comic Shops Affected by COVID-19 with Donations from Community’s Personal Collections ⮕ For information about comic store financial assistance eligibility please visit our Give Comics Hope page. ⮕ For more information about donating auction items please visit Give Comics Hope’s website. September 15, 2020 – GIVE COMICS HOPE, a new charitable …
April 21, 2020 – BURBANK and ST. LOUIS – Comic book retailers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis have a new dedicated relief fund designed to provide financial assistance to comic shops and their employees. Led and managed by the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc), the formation of the COMICBOOK UNITED FUND has galvanized the comics world, including Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group and DC, who made the joint announcement today.
Over the last 30 days, we have seen this community come together to support each other in extraordinary ways. Because of our amazing partners from across the industry, since March 13th, Binc has approved and distributed over $351,958 in emergency assistance to households and families in need of fast emergency relief. These funds have gone to help 353 households helping …
The COVID-19 public health crisis has put our nation’s independent bookstores in grave danger. Through the support of James Patterson, Reese’s Book Club, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc), the American Booksellers Association (ABA), and YOUR GENEROSITY, together we can do our part to save independent bookstores — the hearts and souls of main streets in cities and towns all across the United States.
ABRAMS LAUNCHES #HELPABOOKSELLER CHALLENGE WITH BINC GOAL TO RAISE MORE THAN $100K
CALLS ON SUPPORT FROM AUTHORS AND PARTNERS TO HELP RAISE FUNDS!
NEW YORK, NY – March 24, 2020 – ABRAMS is launching #HELPABOOKSELLER, a fundraising challenge to benefit BINC (Book Industry Charitable Foundation), a nonprofit organization dedicated to booksellers in need, in order to raise more than $100K to help booksellers during this critical time as our country is affected by the detrimental impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Questions are being asked about Binc’s role and capacity to help bookstores during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and assistance requests have started coming in. The Binc Foundation will continue to help booksellers according to our policy for public health emergencies. Assistance may be available for the medical expenses of booksellers and to help booksellers in specific cases where store closure and/or loss of scheduled pay leads to the inability to pay essential household bills for an individual or family.
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