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Causes: Corporate Foundations, Philanthropy

Mission: Established in 1996, the centerpiece program provides financial assistance to booksellers, who have a demonstrated need, arising from severe hardship and/or emergency circumstances. Since its inception, the organization has provided over $5M in charitable assistance to bookstore employees.

Target demographics: bookstore employees

Programs: emergency personal financial assistance and higher education scholarships.

Community Stories

56 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

BINC is such an amazing program! Their help through scholarships for my continuing education has meant a great deal. As a non-traditional student completing my bachelor degree, there are an array of challenges. Financial support helps to alleviate so many concerns and obstacles! Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have worked at this Bookstore for 14 years, and I just heard about BINC Foundation. The owner of the store shared it with me when my husband began his treatment in August for Oropharyngeal Cancer. He was not going to be getting a paycheck while he was/ is out and I was devastated and so concerned about how I would pay the bills. BINC Foundation has gone above and beyond anything I could ever have imagined assisting with medical bills and the house payment. We are not out of the woods yet, but I at least have the peace of mind knowing that the bills will get paid. I would like to personally thank Kit for super efficiency and fast resolution of my application for scholarship. I am deeply grateful and incredibly humbled.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Earlier this year I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. This isn't easy to diagnose, I learned, and the process required many expensive tests and expensive visits with specialists, as well as a hospital stay and time off work. I paid what I could, but I don't know what I would have done without BINC to help with the remainder. They made the process of applying very easy, even in my exhausted and mentally foggy state, and paid my outstanding bills promptly. The person assisting me even sent me a book on living with chronic illness, and this small kindness meant so much to me. This organization is a true blessing for people in the book business and I can't thank them enough.

Client Served

Rating: 5

BINC is such a helpful foundation! Their help in covering the cremation and travel costs for my mother's memorial will be a huge help in getting my finances back in order. Great people doing great work!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Binc SO MUCH for helping me get back on my feet! I can focus on my future now that those bills aren't hanging over my head!
A special thanks to Pam and Kit for their patience and kind assistance!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for BINC's generous support to help me complete grad school! I can't say enough. I hope my work as a future SLP justifies their investment. Many thanks. -Lindsey

Susanna O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so thankful for the scholarships that BINC has provided me with which has helped me to continue my college education. I am the middle of 7 kids, so my parents are not able to help out much with the cost of nursing school and BINC has been a huge help in this area. Thank you!!

NicholeHillard

Client Served

Rating: 5

I honestly can't say enough how grateful I am for BINC. With the foundation's tremendous support I am able to continue my college education without as much stress on my financial situation as I have in the past. The scholarship means even more to my parents who work so hard as independent book store owners. It means they have one less child to worry about (there is a total of six kids, four are in college). I can't say thank you enough to everyone who was involved in choosing me as a recipient. I could not be more thankful for this amazing opportunity!

Jessica286

Client Served

Rating: 5

Last year I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma and was forced to not only withdraw from school, but also leave work. For 8 months during treatment, I was without a significance source of income and the bills piled up quickly. I was referred to BINC by a co-worker and they have helped me out greatly by offering me a matching grant to supplement my online fundraiser. They helped relive some of the financial burden that comes from undergoing cancer treatment and I'm so grateful they do what they do!

lizwright

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'll be attending graduate school in the fall to study writing for children after a few years working as a bookseller. I wouldn't be able to attend without BINC! Thank you so much for helping me stay in this field and pursue a dream I wouldn't have even known I had without bookselling.