Partner with Us

Partner with Us

Our corporate, foundation, and government funders are integral to our success in advancing literacy and girls' education globally. In 2017, these partners provided 41 percent of our total support and raised awareness for our mission in their influential networks.

Ananta Foundation

enables the development and enhancement of projects critical to Room to Read’s mission. To date, Ananta Foundation has invested US$4.95 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.


Dubai Cares

part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, is a key partner in Room to Read’s Nepal schools reconstruction and literacy efforts. Additionally, Dubai Cares has funded the development and distribution of over 600,000 Arabic children’s books in Jordan and over 2 million local language books in Cambodia, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Vietnam as part of its effort to support the UAE Reading Nation campaign.


In 2017, IMC held a Trading for Charity event across their U.S., Dutch and Australian locations that resulted in more than US$2 million in support to Room to Read to help children in Tanzania learn essential reading skills. Through this exciting initiative, IMC has contributed over US$3.7 million to Room to Read since 2016. 

The Atlassian Foundation

has donated nearly US$8 million toward Room to Read’s programs. In 2017, 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.

Echidna Giving

In 2017, Echidna Giving invested in our Literacy and Girls’ Education Programs and 2015–2019 strategic plan goals. Echidna Giving is a leading thought partner for Room to Read in innovation, analysis, learning and system change.

Myriad Asset Management

has been a key partner of Room to Read since 2014. The Hong Kong-based company has helped more than 17,000 children to pursue a brighter future through education.

Bank of America—BA Continuum India

Since 2015, Bank of America—BA Continuum India (BACI) has supported Room to Read’s literacy efforts in India through the establishment of 84 libraries. BACI is also supporting thousands of girls in the Girls’ Educatio Program in India.

Four Acre Trust

has been a key partner to Room to Read since 2005 and has invested more than US$2 million to advance literacy and girls’ education in low-income communities. In addition to helping us launch our programs in Tanzania, they have also provided significant support to bring life-changing educational opportunities to children in Laos, South Africa and Zambia.


Through their Beautiful Faces, Beautiful Futures initiative, each Tatcha purchase supports girls' education around the world. Since launching this partnership with Room to Read in 2014, Tatcha has supported more than 1.6 million days of school for girls.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

co-funded a two-year evaluation of the impact of our Girls’ Education Program in India, with a specific focus on girls’ development of life skills. The evaluation’s results will be used to increase the effectiveness of the Girls’ Education Program’s global design and impact.

Goldman Sachs

Through Goldman Sachs and Goldman Sachs Gives, the company and its senior executives have contributed more than US$22.2 million to Room to Read. In 2017, Goldman Sachs supported our Literacy and Girls’ Education Programs, benefiting more than 44,600 children.

Stone Family Foundation

In 2017, the Stone Family Foundation invested in Room to Read's Girls' Education Program with a two-year grant to enhance gender equality in post-conflict settings. This partnership enables Room to Read to transform the lives of girls in Tanzania and share learnings and best practices across our other program countries.


Through its e for Education
initiative, CitiFX donated US$1 to education-focused nonprofits for every US$1 million notional of foreign exchange traded on various electronic platforms during the campaign. Room to Read and Citi have been partners since the inception of the campaign in 2013. More than US$890,000 was donated to Room to Read in 2017, bringing the firm’s total support for Room to Read to over US$3.1 million, benefiting over 62,000 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 digital Bahasa Indonesia children's stories through a new digital platform, and training teachers on effective reading activities. The grant, coupled with Google's year-end employee giving contributions, is creating much-needed educational opportunities for children around the world.

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 core operating and program support for local-language book publication, library development and our Girls’ Education Program.

Credit Suisse

Since 2005, Credit Suisse has been one of our largest corporate supporters. They have funded multiple strategic projects, including the development of our 2015–2019 strategic plan and the launch of Room to Read Accelerator. In 2017, we became a partner in the bank’s Global Education Initiative — Financial Education for Girls — working in Tanzania and Sri Lanka. Credit Suisse also donates office space for Room to Read staff in Hong Kong and Tokyo, and provides capacity-building to country teams through its Global Citizens Program.

IKEA Foundation

In 2016, Room to Read launched a four-year partnership with the IKEA Foundation and IKEA’s Let’s Play for Change campaign, which supports children’s rights to play and develop. This partnership is supporting Room to Read’s programs in Bangladesh and Indonesia, benefiting 93,000 children.

The UBS Optimus Foundation

supported Room to Read’s post-earthquake recovery efforts in Nepal by funding reconstruction and our Literacy Program within six schools in Nuwakot, Nepal. This support is part of the UBS Optimus Emergency Response funding that includes quality children’s education as a crucial post-emergency intervention.


has invested approximately US$5.4 million to support an innovative early-grade reading program at scale in India, benefiting around 250,000 children in government primary schools directly and millions more indirectly across four states over a period of five years.

Top Organizational Funders (1/1/2017 – 12/31/2017)

$500,000 and More

Atlassian Foundation
Credit Suisse
Dubai Cares
Echidna Giving
Goldman Sachs
IKEA Foundation
UBS Optimus Foundation
United States Agency for
International Development

$250,000 ‒ $499,999

Artha Capital
Bank of America—BA
Continuum India Pvt. Ltd.
Bill & Melinda Gates
Caerus Foundation, Inc.
Four Acre Trust
Myriad Asset Management Ltd.
The Stone Family Foundation
Townsend Press

$100,000 ‒ $249,999

Brin Wojcicki Foundation
Caterpillar Foundation
Charities Aid Foundation of
America on behalf of the
generosity of Target
CMS Legal Services EEIG
EROL Foundation
The Hoglund Foundation
MetLife Foundation
Monsanto Fund
Sensato Investors
Turning Leaf Foundation
Victory Square Blockchain

$50,000 ‒ $99,999

Adani Foundation
Aditya Birla Group
AT&T India
BAE Systems India Services
Pvt. Ltd.
Bajaj Auto Ltd.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Battery Powered
BNP Paribas India
The Boeing Company
Caffè Nero Foundation
Centre for Micro Finance
Creative Artists Agency
Dining Concepts Ltd.
Dodge & Cox
Eastman Chemical
Financial Times
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver &
Jacobson LLP
Gildan Activewear, Inc.
Green Leaves Education
JAAM Foundation
Kendeda FundLiveFullOut Media, Inc.
Matthews Asia
MoneyGram Foundation
Morgan Stanley India Co.
Pvt. Ltd.
Nuix Pty. Ltd.
Renshaw Foundation
SJS Charitable Trust
The Spurlino Foundation
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire
Insurance Co., Ltd.
UNICEF (India)
Whitehaven Coal
The World Bank

In-Kind Donors

Book Enterprises
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Credit Suisse
Gumdrop Books
Oliver Wyman, Inc.
Reliance Capital
Townsend Press

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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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