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Our Financials

Our Business Model

First Book’s business model is designed for maximum efficiency. Ninety-six percent of our revenue is devoted to programmatic costs.

Our Model of Change

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First Book Network

Comprises North America’s largest community of individual educators working on the frontlines with children in need at schools and programs across the U.S.

First Book Marketplace

Provides the First Book Network with 24-hour, year-round access to an award-winning repository of affordable and new books, educational resources, and basic necessities curated for kids in need ages 0-18.

First Book Research & Insights

Advances education and poverty research by generating original data that amplifies educators’ voices, drives First Book’s models and informs content on the First Book Marketplace.

First Book Accelerator

Turns current research and evidence-based strategies from leading experts into actionable tools that are shared with our network — so educators don’t have to wait months or years to use innovative best practices in their classrooms and programs.

First Book serves educators who serve kids in need.

2021 Impact In Review

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First Book currently reaches an average of 5 million children every year and supports one in three of the estimated 1.3 million classrooms and programs serving children in need.

Our Financials

The IRS Form 990, or Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, is the form used by tax-exempt organizations to provide the IRS with certain pieces of required information. The completed Form 990 is available for public inspection and may be the primary or sole source of information about a particular organization for some members of the public. To receive a review copy of First Book’s historical Form 990 filings, please contact us at help@firstbook.org or call our Support Team at (866) READ-NOW or (866) 732-3669 (available 9am – 5pm ET).

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