Partner with Us

Partner with Us

Organizational funders are critical to our success in improving the lives of children across low-income communities around the world. Whether through grants, employee engagement, cause marketing partnerships or in-kind donations, these partners help us scale our impact while meeting our shared goals.


The Atlassian Foundation International

Atlassian Foundation International has donated more than US$13.5 million toward Room to Read’s programs. In 2022, Atlassian was the largest corporate investor from Australia. Atlassian staff also provide significant personal support to Room to Read through their “Dollars a Day” workplace giving program. As of Dec 31, 2022, Atlassian staff have donated over US$4 million to Room to Read.

BNP Paribas Group

Since 2016, Room to Read has gratefully received over US$3 million in funding from BNP Paribas Group and its employees globally. BNP Paribas Group entities supported our Girls’ Education Program in India and Vietnam through corporate social responsibility grants and employee engagement. This partnership has helped more than 23,346 girls to succeed in secondary school and develop key life skills.”

Cartier Philanthropy

Since 2019, Cartier Philanthropy has partnered with us to support Girls’ Education in Cambodia and Bangladesh through a multiyear grant. Cartier Philanthropy is promoting the advancement of gender equality in education in these countries by impacting a total of 4,350 girls, changing the trajectory not only of the girls’ lives, but also the lives of their families and communities.


Through its e for Education initiative, Citi donates a percentage of the business proceeds traded electronically across its Markets franchise to education-focused non-profits. Citi’s e for Education has raised over US$66 million to date, and Room to Read has been a recipient of the campaign since the inception in 2013. In 2022, Room to Read received over US$961,000 toward our areas of greatest need.

Credit Suisse AG

Credit Suisse has been a strong corporate partner since 2005, benefiting over 140,000 children to date and funding multiple strategic projects, including the launch of Room to Read’s technical assistance work. Room to Read is one of the key partners in the Credit Suisse Financial Education for Girls Program, implementing financial education and life skills clubs in Tanzania and Sri Lanka. In addition, Credit Suisse launched a corporate matching program in 2020 to support our COVID-19 initiatives and sponsored our 2020 virtual global gala. The organization donates office space for Room to Read staff in Asia and provides capacity-building through its Global Citizens Program.

Echidna Giving

In 2021, Echidna Giving made a four-year grant investment in our Girls’ Education Program. Echidna Giving is a leading thought partner for Room to Read in the areas of innovation, analysis, learning and systemic change. is a long-time, essential partner in the advancement of projects critical to Room to Read’s mission. They've supported new projects to train teachers in Indonesia on conducting effective reading activities and increase access to Bahasa Indonesia children’s stories on, our digital learning platform. In addition, many Google employees have directed their time, talent, and treasure to help create much-needed educational opportunities for children around the world.

Goldman Sachs Gives

Through Goldman Sachs and Goldman Sachs Gives, the company and its senior executives have contributed more than US$26.4 million to Room to Read. In 2022, Goldman Sachs supported our Literacy and Girls’ Education Programs, benefiting more than 16,280 children. 


Since 2016, IMC has invested generously in Room to Read’s Literacy Program in Africa. Throughout our partnership, IMC has contributed more than US$10.8 million to Room to Read, helping to equip young learners in South Africa and Tanzania with the powerful tool of literacy that will transform their own lives, as well as their communities and future generations. 

Save the Children

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Room to Read partners with Save the Children and Humanity and Inclusion to improve basic education in Laos through the USAID Learn to Read Project. This five-year initiative complements government efforts to improve reading skills for children from the pre-primary level to Grade 2 in Laos. With a special focus on children who do not speak Lao and children with disabilities, the project helps to improve the quality of basic education in the country. 


Luxury skincare brand Tatcha has been a corporate partner to Room to Read since 2014, with a percentage of every purchase supporting Room to Read's girl's education work across Asia and Africa. Tatcha is also a founding partner of our U.S. Literacy Initiative, which began in 2020. To date, the partnership has funded over 8 million days of school for girls in Africa and Southeast Asia, and provided over 288,000 books to children living in book deserts within the U.S. Tatcha’s support has enabled us to provide in-school and after school-programs, family and community support, and access to diverse children’s storybooks for children living in communities experiencing deep educational and economic inequities. Among the various collections funded by Tatcha we have created STEAM books and titles focused on Peace and Equality with plans to create more diverse books for Black, Latinx, and Native and white American communities where high levels of poverty and rural environments create extreme barriers to learning.

The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation

The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation is committed to providing resources at critical points along the education and tech workforce learning journey, while supporting historically resilient communities in forging a better future through the pandemic and beyond. They have generously partnered with Room to Read since 2021 to support literacy and gender equality in education for children in low-income communities, and to help students overcome learning challenges through digital tools and human connectivity. 

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Room to Read partners with USAID directly in India through a prime cooperative agreement, as well as with USAID consortiums as a subcontractor in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India and Laos (with Winrock, RTI, CARE and Save the Children, respectively). Through these partnerships, we support strengthening education systems to provide access to quality early grade reading education at scale. Through technical and implementation assistance, we are able to benefit millions of children, teachers, education coaches, parents, government officials and communities with best practice training as well as teaching and learning materials in mother tongue languages. 

World Food Programme

With support from the United States Department of Agriculture’s McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program, Room to Read has partnered with The World Food Programme to implement a six-year (2018-2023) literacy project in Cox’s Bazar. For the first two years of the initiative, Room to Read extended technical support to the implementing partners and implemented directly in two upazilas starting in the third year. The project's midline evaluation showed that, even after only one year of intervention, students' reading skills had improved, especially in letter sounding fluency and oral reading fluency. 

Top Organizational Funders 2022

$500,000 and More

Atlassian Foundation International
BNP Paribas
Cartier Philanthropy
Credit Suisse AG
Echidna Giving
Goldman Sachs Gives
Save the Children
The Boeing Company
The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
World Food Programme

$250,000 ‒ $499,999

Bank of America  
Bertin Family Foundation   
CARE India   
Comic Relief US | Red Nose Day  
IF International Foundation  
IKEA Foundation  
LSEG Foundation 
The Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation  

In-Kind Donors

We would like to thank our partners who provided gifts-in-kind support that was crucial to our success in 2022 including Moonshine Media Group, Tether, BNP Paribas, Books for Africa, Cloudelligent, Credit Suisse Group, Gumdrop Books, Books for Less, Keyes Consulting, GS Sales, Scholastic Education International, Embassy Group, Capco, and Salesforce.

$50,000 – $249,000

All The Sky Foundation
Alphalab Capital
Anantafo Foundation LLC
Arch Group Foundation
bareMinerals Power of Good Fund
Boeing Vietnam
BRT Charitable Foundation
Burger King Foundation
Caerus Foundation, Inc.
CAF America
Central Square Foundation
Clariant Foundation
Dodge & Cox
FIVE Holdings
Four Acre Trust
Gildan Activewear Inc.
Green Leaves Education Foundation
Ishk Tolaram Foundation
Janie and Jack
Julius Baer Foundation
HS Chau Foundation
Librio AG
Logitech Inc.
RG Manudhane Foundation for Excellence
Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (South Africa) Limited
Pentland Brands
Positive Real Estate
Preston-Werner Foundation
Rebel Girls, Inc.
Reliable Source Industrial (RSI)
Research Triangle Institute International
Robeco Foundation
Sherpa Adventure Gear
Skoll Foundation
Swarovski Foundation
The JEM Project
Travel Sentry
Wells Fargo International Solutions Private Limited
Wilshire Advisors LLC
Winrock International
Zenex Foundation
Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.

Partnership Inquiry Form

Thank you for your interest in partnering with Room to Read. Please tell us a bit more about your organization and the type of partnership(s) you are interested in through the inquiry form below. We look forward to being in touch! Please note that Room to Read is a 501(c)(3) public charity that does not provide grants to other organizations.


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