Support - Online Giving

How you can support the work of the National Book Foundation

The National Book Foundation’s public and educational outreach programs would not be possible without the generous support of our family of book lovers. You can designate a contribution to support a particular effort. Click on the program to see exactly how it helps:

  • BookUp, our after-school reading program in which underserved middle school children meet with a mentoring writer for 24 weeks a year. A $100 donation will buy a semester’s worth of books (12 books) for one child to expand his or her personal library, which is the best way to create a lifelong reader.

  • 5 Under 35, our program to bring emerging fiction writers to a broader public.

  • Innovations in Reading, our program to bring recognition to individuals and organizations across the country that share our vision of expanding the audience for reading in America.

  • National Book Awards Teen Press Conference, in which several hundred New York City teens meet with National Book Award Finalists on the day before the National Book Awards.

  • The National Book Awards, a literary prize that expands the audience for the best American writing.

The National Book Foundation is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization (Federal Tax ID Number: 13-3347524). To make a tax-deductible contribution and support the Foundation’s programs, please click the link below to be directed to our secure server.

If you would prefer to contribute by mail, please send your check to 
National Book Foundation
90 Broad Street, Suite 604
New York,  NY 10004.

Does your company have a matching gift program?

You may be eligible to increase your already generous gift to the Foundation. For more information, click on Matching Gifts to the National Book Foundation.

To speak with someone about making a major gift, please contact Harold Augenbraum at (212) 685-0261 or via email at