Ways to Give

Thank you for supporting our work! Room to Read is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible. Although you can always donate using our secure credit card form, we also offer additional options that are just as easy.


You may make an online donation using our PayPal donation page. This method requires you to have an existing PayPal account or create a new one as part of the donation process. Donations can be made in US or Canadian Dollars, British Pounds, Euros, or Japanese Yen. Please note: all PayPal donations are processed through our Global Office in the United States, so we can only provide a US tax receipt for donations made via PayPal.

Your donation, in honor or in memory of someone important to you, can help children in communities experiencing deep educational, gender and economic inequities. You'll get the chance to send them a customized e-card to let them know you made a donation in their honor.

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We are happy to accept gifts of stock. The IRS provides one of its most significant tax breaks for donations of appreciated securities. To download our Stock Transfer instructions, please click here. For assistance making gifts of stock, please contact us via email at donate@roomtoread.org.

Including Room to Read in your planned giving is a powerful way to create your legacy and support children in under-resourced communities for generations to come. If you are interested in including Room to Read in your estate planning and you do not have a completely up-to-date will in place, you can create yours for free through our trusted partners at FreeWill.

Create my free will

To add language to your will through an attorney, please designate the following: "Room to Read, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Washington, with its principal place of business address at Room to Read, 465 California Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94104." Our tax ID number is 91-2003533.

Legacy Giving

If you prefer, you can make a donation by sending a check to:

Room to Read
465 California Street
Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94104

Please include a note with any special instructions that you would like us to follow when processing your donation.

If you would like to donate over the phone, please call us at +1 415-839-4400 between 9:00AM–5:00PM PST. If you're calling outside of our business hours, or if no one is available to take your call, please leave a message with the best time to call you back.

For assistance sending funds by wire transfer, please contact us via email at donate@roomtoread.org.

In-kind donations are critical to our success. Room to Read relies on supporters’ generous contributions of new books, technology (e.g. software, hardware), new building supplies and materials (e.g. cement, paint) and pro-bono services in order to enhance our programs and maximize the efficiency of our work. Due to the varied needs and requirements of each country of operation, we evaluate each gift-in-kind opportunity on a case by case basis. If you are interested in In-kind donations, please visit our organizational funders page and fill out the partnership inquiry form.

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We are happy to accept your frequent flyer miles in the form of award tickets. Please take a moment to complete the Pledge to Donate Frequent Flyer Mileage Award Ticket Online Form. Your donation of an award ticket will help keep our overhead costs low and continue to direct much-needed funds directly to our programs.

You can help Room to Read through matching gift or workplace giving programs. This can also be a great benefit to your company's PR and employee/employer relations. Your company may already have existing corporate matching and workplace giving programs in place. If so, it may be as simple as checking with your HR Department to ensure your company is set up to match donations or support workplace giving or searching for your company at the bottom of the page with Double the Donation.

Your company can support Room to Read through cause marketing, a mutually beneficial partnership through which your company donates a portion of proceeds from product sales. This model is easily sustainable – as your company grows, so does your social impact. If you are interested in a cause marketing partnership, please visit our organizational funders page and fill out the partnership inquiry form. 

Partner with Us

Room to Read now accepts cryptocurrency! To see a full list of the currencies we accept:

Donate Cryptocurrency


Make a recommendation for a gift through your existing donor-advised fund by contacting your fund directly, or use our DAF Direct widget below to reach the online request page for the Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable or BNY Mellon.

For other DAFs such as American Endowment Foundation, Ayco Charitable Foundation, National Philanthropic Trust, Raymond James Charitable, Renaissance Charitable Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, UBS or Vanguard Charitable, please contact your fund directly to make a request.

More information on donor-advised funds >

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