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.


Ananta Foundation

enables the development and enhancement of projects critical to Room to Read’s mission. To date, Ananta Foundation has invested US$5.4 million in core support, helping Room to Read to progress toward our strategic goals and to reach more children than ever before with our life-changing programs.

The Atlassian Foundation International

has donated more than US$12 million toward Room to Read’s programs. In 2019, Atlassian was the largest investor in our Girls’ Education Program in Cambodia and the largest corporate investor from Australia. Atlassian staff also provide significant personal support to Room to Read through their “$1 a Day” workplace giving program.

Bajaj Auto

has invested generously in Room to Read’s Literacy Program in India. Through our partnership, Bajaj Auto has supported over 32,000 children, helping them to develop crucial literacy skills.

Bank of America—BA Continuum India

has been a key partner of Room to Read since 2015. To date, BACI has contributed US$1 million and helped more than 46,000 children and secondary school girls in India through our Literacy and Girls’ Education Programs.

The Bertin Family Foundation

supports the implementation of Room to Read’s Oral Language Unit in Laos. With this investment, Room to Read will be able to improve earlygrade reading skills in the many regions in Laos where students are not native Lao speakers.

BNP Paribas

Since 2016, Room to Read has gratefully received over US$1.8 million in funding from BNP Paribas Group and its employees globally. BNP Paribas Group entities supported our Girls’ Education Program in India and Vietnam in 2019 through corporate social responsibility grants and employee engagement. This partnership has helped more than 4,460 girls to succeed in secondary school and develop key life skills.


has supported Room to Read through donations from BURGER KING® brand employees, franchisees and restaurant guests in select areas in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, as well as donations directly from the foundation. These investments have benefited more than 112,000 students in Room to Read’s programs in Cambodia, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

In 2019, Cartier Philanthropy committed to supporting 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 of not only the lives of these girls, but also those of their families and communities.


Through its e for Education initiative, Citi donated US$1 to educationfocused nonprofits for every US$1 million traded on various electronic platforms during the campaign. Room to Read and Citi have been partners since the inception of this campaign in 2013. In 2019, Room to Read was the recipient of a US$1 million grant toward our areas of greatest need, the largest grant we have received to date from Citi’s e for Education initiative.

Credit Suisse

has been one of our largest corporate supporters since 2005, benefiting more than 140,000 children and funding multiple strategic projects, including the launch of Room to Read’s technical assistance work. Room to Read is a key implementing partner in the Credit Suisse Financial Education for Girls Program, applying their model to our Girls’ Education Program in Tanzania and Sri Lanka. Credit Suisse also donates office space for Room to Read staff in Asia and provides capacitybuilding through its Global Citizens Program.

Dubai Cares

part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has funded the development and distribution of over 600,000 Arabic storybooks in Jordan and over two million local language books in Cambodia, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Vietnam as part of its Reading Nation campaign. Dubai Cares has also supported school reconstruction and Literacy Program activities in Nepal after the 2015 earthquakes. Dubai Cares is a key partner under Room to Read’s Goalkeepers Quality Education Accelerator, helping to scale up our school library interventions throughout schools in Vietnam.

Echidna Giving

In 2019, Echidna Giving invested in our Literacy and Girls’ Education Programs. Echidna Giving is a leading thought partner for Room to Read in the areas of innovation, analysis, learning and systemic change.

Goldman Sachs Gives

Through Goldman Sachs and Goldman Sachs Gives, the company and its senior executives have contributed more than US$24.3 million to Room to Read. In 2019, Goldman Sachs supported our Literacy and Girls’ Education Programs, benefiting more than 18,700 children.

In 2017, committed to a multiyear grant that will help improve the early reading experiences of more than 200,000 Indonesian students in two ways: increasing access to Bahasa Indonesia children’s stories through a new digital platform and training teachers on effective reading activities. The grant, coupled with’s year-end employee giving contributions, is creating much-needed educational opportunities for children around the world.

IKEA Foundation

Since 2016, the IKEA Foundation has invested generously in Room to Read’s literacy work in Bangladesh and Indonesia. The IKEA Foundation has also supported Room to Read’s first-ever girls’ education-focused technical assistance project in India, providing thousands of girls with improved educational opportunities and the tools they need to navigate key life decisions.


Since 2016, IMC has invested generously in Room to Read’s Literacy Program in Tanzania. Throughout our partnership, IMC has contributed more than US$6 million to Room to Read, helping to equip young learners with the powerful tool of literacy that will transform their own lives, as well as their communities and future generations.


Believing that beauty begins in the heart and the mind, every Tatcha purchase supports girls’ education around the world through their Beautiful Faces, Beautiful Futures Program. Since launching this partnership with Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program in 2014, Tatcha has funded more than three million days of school for girls. These days provide support for girls within the program in and out of the classroom, including life skills coaching and mentorship to ensure a brighter, more beautiful future.

Townsend Press

an independent publisher of acclaimed educational materials for students in grade school through college, has been a Room to Read partner since 2007. Townsend Press has funded local-language book publication, library development and our Girls’ Education Program. Additionally, Townsend Press has funded core operations and supported Room to Read through gifts-in-kind.


Room to Read works with UNICEF in Bangladesh and India. In Bangladesh, Room to Read provides technical assistance in Cox’s Bazar under the Implementing Education in Emergency Program for the children in Rohingya refugee camps, providing supplementary teaching and learning materials for educators as well as children’s books and other reading materials for the children. Room to Read also works closely with UNICEF in India, supporting the scale-up and institutionalization of our literacy intervention in the states of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh; additionally, the UNICEF national office supported our thought leadership work around girls’ education and gender equality.


In 2019, Room to Read worked on literacy projects funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Cambodia, Honduras, India, Laos and Rwanda, benefiting millions of children. These investments enabled us to innovate and scale our work to new regions.

World Food Programme

The World Food Programme and Room to Read, with funding from the United States Department of Agriculture’s McGovern- Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program, are partnering to implement a three-year technical assistance project in Cox’s Bazar from 2018 through 2020. In 2019, this project supported 45,012 children from 135 schools and 11 madrasahs, developed and published 10 new book titles, and distributed 182,248 books to 877 libraries. It also trained teachers on literacy instruction and library management and head teacher and local government officials on school management, leadership development, monitoring and supervision.

Top Organizational Funders 2019

$500,000 and More

Atlassian Foundation
Credit Suisse AG
Dubai Cares
Echidna Giving
Goldman Sachs
IKEA Foundation
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
World Food Programme

$250,000 ‒ $499,999

Ananta Foundation
Baja Auto
Bank of America—BA
Continuum India Pvt. Ltd.
Bertin Family Foundation
Caerus Foundation, Inc.
Cartier Philanthropy
The Townsend Press

$100,000 ‒ $249,999

All the Sky Foundation
The Anne Wojcicki Foundation
The Carroll Obremskey
Charitable Fund
Centre for microFinance
The Chin Family Fund
Dr. Ausbüttel & Co. GmbH
The Erol Foundation
The Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation
The Hoglund Foundation
The Hunter Family Foundation
JAAM Foundation
The Lilac Foundation
Steans Family Foundation
Travel Sentry
Troper Wojcicki Foundation
The World Bank

$50,000 ‒ $99,999

The Aall Foundation
The Aall Foundation
ABeam Consulting Ltd.
Adani Foundation
The Boeing Company
Boulé Foundation
Dodge & Cox
The Empowerment Foundation
Gildan Activewear Inc.
Green Leaves Education Foundation
The Gruber Family Foundation
HT Parekh Foundation
The Hans Foundation
InMaat Foundation
KEEN X Sherpa: Innate Boot
Kendeda Fund
The Koogle Foundation
Renshaw Foundation
RG Manudhane
Foundation for Excellence
Rising Tide Foundation
Robeco Foundation
The Spohler Foundation
The Spurlino Foundation
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
The Turning Leaf Foundation
The Van Veenendaal Family Fund
The Varvel Family Charitable Fund
Vitol Foundation

In-Kind Donors

American Book Company
Books for Africa
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Credit Suisse AG
GS Sales
Gumdrop Books
Moët Hennessy Diageo
Oliver Wyman
Reliance Capital
Rosewood Hotel Group
Swire Hotels
Townsend Press

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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