The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation

Improving Lives
Expanding Opportunities

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Join Books for Asia in our effort to send books and educational materials to classrooms, libraries, and universities throughout the region. With your help, we can put books on shelves that will educate and open minds for generations. Contact us to find out how your company can effect long-lasting, meaningful change, one book at a time.

• Donate. For every $1 donated, we can ship one book to a library, school, or university in need. Consider holding fundraisers to put new books and resources into the hands of students, educators, and community leaders. To make a tax-deductible donation, or to learn more, please contact Oliver Petzold at

Conduct a book drive. Choosing new books to donate is a fun and easy team-building activity that helps foster a sense of social responsibility. Learn how to hold a successful book drive, or view a list of most needed books. To get started, download our book drive and fundraising kit.

If you would like to purchase books for your new book drive online, select a minimum of 25 books from one of the websites listed below (please adhere to our minimum book donation policy) and the books will be sent directly to Books for Asia.

Green Apple Books
Usborne Books

• Corporate matching gifts. If your company has an employee matching gifts program, your employer may be able to double or even triple your support. Inquire with your company's Human Resources department to find out more, or contact us: 1-866-581-GIVE (4483) or

• Special projects. There are many ways in which corporations have helped us expand our reach, from sponsoring children's reading rooms in under-resourced libraries, to getting a mobile library running in remote locations, to providing support for our high shipping expenses. Contact Oliver Petzold at, to learn more about our projects and how they can help fulfill your social responsibility goals.

"Key to an organization's success is to have productive and complementary linkages with other organizations. Much more can be achieved by sharing resources and expertise than by doing things solitarily. For its Education and School Development Program, Del Monte Foundation is grateful to have partnered with The Asia Foundation. Together we are able to give support to the educational needs of schools and pupils in rural areas in the Philippines."

— Bella G. Quimpo, Executive Director, Del Monte Foundation Inc.

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