Our Financials

Our Business Model

First Book’s business model is designed for maximum efficiency and boasts a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. Ninety-seven percent of our revenue is devoted to programmatic costs.

Our Model of Change

our model of change wheelFirst Book Network

Comprises North America’s largest community of 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.

2020 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

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