Charitable giving in review

Princeton University Press gives annually to organizations whose missions and values align with our own. Staff suggestions for charitable giving are encouraged and help to grow a cohort of groups working to foster literacy, improve access to books and the arts, combat censorship, and support vulnerable communities. On this Giving Tuesday, we’re sharing the details of our 2023 charitable donations:

Arts Council of Princeton

The Arts Council of Princeton provides free event programming to the Princeton community and scholarships for those who need assistance to attend classes, ensuring that everyone in the community has access to the transformative power of creative self-expression.

Book Trust UK

BookTrust is the UK’s largest children’s reading charity. Each year BookTrust reaches millions of children across the UK with books, resources and support to help develop a love of reading.

Books Through Bars

Books Through Bars sends free books to incarcerated people in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.

Freedom to Read Foundation

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is a non-profit legal and educational organization affiliated with the American Library Association. FTRF protects and defends the First Amendment to the Constitution and supports the right of libraries to collect—and individuals to access—information.

Foundation for City College

The Foundation for City College at the City University of New York (CUNY) provides access to educational and research excellence, particularly to students who might not otherwise attend a senior college.

Learning Ally

Learning Ally provides tools to help educators drive sustainable transformational change in literacy leadership and student achievement. The group helps school systems and leaders address the equity gap through evidence-based solutions that combine early assessment, intervention, and accommodation with interactive professional development and coaching.

National Coalition Against Censorship

The National Coalition Against Censorship acts as a first responder to protect free expressions. The group promotes freedom of thought and inquiry and opposes censorship. When controversy occurs, they encourage and facilitate dialogue between divergent voices and perspectives, including those that have historically been silenced.

Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice

Named after the civil rights and gay rights activist Bayard Rustin, the center is an intersectional LGBTIA safe-space and community activist hub, hosting events and other programming.

People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos

People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos connects lives to literature through vibrant reading and discussion programs in diverse settings, including residential treatment facilities, prisons and reentry centers, homeless shelters, adult education programs, libraries, and senior residences.

HomeFront NJ 

HomeFront’s mission is to end homelessness in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, resources and expertise of the community and offering a holistic array of services for clients who are either homeless or at high risk of becoming so.

Princeton Public Library 

The Princeton Public Library connects everyone in the dynamic and growing Princeton community by advancing knowledge, encouraging dialogue and providing opportunities for discovery and joy. The library is a vital cornerstone of community connection, where curiosity and wonder flourish.

Trenton Area Soup Kitchen 

The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen feeds the hungry and offers programs and services to encourage self-sufficiency and improve quality of life for people in the Greater Trenton, New Jersey area. They deliver more than 9,000 meals each week, six days per week.

Universal Reading Foundation

The Universal Reading Foundation was established in 2018 and aims to raise the level of reading in Poland by reaching non-reading families. They are raising funds to distribute books for refugee children from Ukraine and support Ukrainian publishers.

We additionally give each year to the Princeton Fire Department and Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad.