Our Summer 2021 grant cycle will be opening soon. Applications will be due
June 30, 2021.
Download the application (available as a Word doc and a PDF), fill it out, and email it to us by June 30. Full instructions and details are on page 1 of the application.
Unlike any other nonprofit organization that gives books, Books for STL Kids provides only new books as we believe every child should have their own book and feel the magic of book ownership.
Our distribution method is unique. Twice a year, we provide book grants to qualifying organizations that serve low-income children in the Greater St. Louis area. These recipient groups are awarded book credits to purchase books on the First Book Marketplace () at 50-90% off retail prices. The groups are able to select the titles and quantities that best fit the children they serve. These books are then shipped directly to the organization. All books given go home with the children so they can start a library of their own at home.
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