Giving back in 2020

Princeton University Press is a nonprofit publisher with the good fortune to be able to give back to communities of readers and learners. Each year the Press contributes to a diversity of charitable endeavors, working at national and regional levels, that reflect and work to further some of PUP’s core values of community, collaboration, curiosity, equitability, and inclusivity. On this #GivingTuesday we are sharing a list of organizations to which PUP has donated in 2020.

Freedom to Read Foundation
The Freedom to Read Foundation is a #FirstAmendment legal organization affiliated with the American Library Association.

National Coalition Against Censorship
The National Coalition Against Censorship works to promote freedom of thought, inquiry and expression and oppose censorship in all its forms.

Books through Bars
Books Through Bars is a volunteer-run organization that distributes free books and educational materials to incarcerated people in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia. They receive hundreds of letters each week from prisoners requesting books and send over 8,000 book packages annually.

National Public Radio
National Public Radio is an independent, nonprofit media organization founded on a mission to create a more informed public.

We Need Diverse Books
We Need Diverse Books aims to put more books featuring diverse characters into the hands of all children.

Learning Ally
Learning Ally is a non-profit K-12 education solutions program that focuses on multi-sensory supports for students with dyslexia and other reading deficits.

Center for Black Literature
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College which works to expand, broaden, and enrich the public’s knowledge and aesthetic appreciation of Black literature by people of the African Diaspora. The Center hosts the annual National Black Writers Conference.

People of Color in Publishing
People of Color in Publishing is a grassroots organization created by book publishing professionals dedicated to supporting, empowering, and uplifting racially and ethnically marginalized members throughout the industry.

CCNY Publishing Program
The Publishing Certificate Program at City College of New York provides undergraduate and non-matriculating students with the knowledge, professional skills and contacts necessary to enter the publishing industry. A special concern of the Program is the issue of diversity in the book publishing industry and its impact on cultural production and our national and global markets.

People & Stories
People & Stories / Gente y Cuentos works to create a more equitable society by inviting new audiences to experience our humanistic, literary heritage. Through oral readings and rigorous discussions of enduring short stories, they invite underserved participants to find fresh understandings of themselves, of others, and of the world. People & Stories Gente y Cuentos offers reading and discussion programs in English or Spanish.

HomeFront NJ
Home Front NJ has worked for the past 25 years to break the cycle of poverty and end homelessness in Central New Jersey.

The Press also gives to a number of local organizations, including the Arts Council of Princetonwhich strives to build community through the arts, including public art, classes, exhibitions, and performances; Princeton Public LibraryPrinceton Fire DepartmentPrinceton First Aid and Rescue Squad; and the Princeton Medical Center Foundation.