Fill out the inquiry form and a Binc staff member will be in touch.
To be eligible to apply for assistance, you must be an employee or owner of a bricks-and-mortar bookstore or comic book store with a minimum of 90 days of employment. Your household needs to have experienced an unforeseen financial hardship, or, in certain cases like natural disaster store assistance may be available.
Yes! Binc helps bookstore and comic store employees, not just store owners.
Binc is unable to pay directly for car repair or replacement. If paying for your car to be repaired leaves you unable to pay your rent and/or utilities, Binc may be able to pay those expenses on your behalf. If you can raise funds in your community (friends, family, etc.) Binc could match those funds up to $2,000 with a Matching Grant.
No, Binc is not a membership organization, we are a 501(c)(3) with the mission of helping any qualifying person working in bookstores and comic book stores.
There is no cost to apply for a grant, and the awards are tax-free (with the exception of Matching Grants). If you believe that your needs fit the scope and mission of the Binc Foundation, we encourage you to begin by filling out this form.
Our organization is lean and efficient! An answer to your request usually comes within a few business days. Once the application and requested documents have been submitted, payment will be made promptly, often within 48 hours.
All assistance and scholarships are grants, not loans. They are tax-free and never need to be paid back.
The Binc Foundation is funded through the generosity of all facets of the book and comic industry, from store employees, authors, publishers, distributors, and book agents. Binc holds a variety of fundraising events throughout the year and across the country. Additionally, donations are always welcome and accepted. Donate Today.
The Binc Foundation cannot help people in need without your help. There are a number of ways to help Binc, including direct donations, holding a fundraiser or helping to guide Binc by serving on a committee.
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