African Library Project donors, our Literacy Champions, care deeply about supporting the literacy development of young people living in countries with some of the lowest literacy rates on the African continent. As a Literacy Champion, your donations help support our mission by strengthening the programs and activities that support these African countries.  </p>
<p>Become a Literacy Champion

Why Give?

As a small non-profit, we rely on general giving donations to continue our work. All donor contributions strengthen the support toward systemic change in literacy and education on the African continent. 

What Will My Gift Support?

Donations help support various operational expenses. Here are our main programs and suggested values for deciding what you would like to fund for.

  • Supply new libraries with the teacher-librarian manual, “How to Setup a Small Library in Africa” ($8.20/each, we try to create 360 new libraries annually)
  • Purchase and ship health education materials focused on communicable diseases. 
  • $100 will cover one container’s shipment of STEM books from the Junior African Writers Series (as a supplementary gift to new libraries).
  • $165 will cover one month’s expense for performing our library survey. In 2023, we’re surveying ALP libraries in Botswana, Uganda, and Malawi.


If you wish to support the ALP’s Biennial Best Practices Summit, click here to learn more about that initative.

    Donor advised funds 

    ALP accepts donations from Donor Advised Funds (DAFs). If you have a DAF and would like to support ALP, please send your donation to our offices at 19 Mantua Road, Mt. Royal, NJ 08061.


    If you would like to support ALP by mailing a check, please send your donation to our offices at 19 Mantua Road, Mt. Royal, NJ 08061.

    nonprofit status

    African Library Project is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your donation receipt as your official record. Our Fed Tax ID# is 65-1261685.

    one-time Donation

    Make a one-time donation to give your support to African Library Project programs now. These donations are for general donations only, please do not pay for book drive shipping here (please contact your Container Manager for instructions).


    recurring giving

    Support literacy and library development in sub-Saharan Africa throughout the year. Setting-up to give on a recurring basis is made easy, and a welcomed way to spread your support throughout time. Set the frequency you wish to give at and change your support at any time.


    Ready to become a Literacy Champion?

    Donate or make a commitment to donate today. Commitments are acceptable by donor advised funds. If you would like more information on donating or are interested in learning more about Corporate Matching programs, please contact us at or 1 856.292.5119.


    What’s our impact?

    Every year our organization creates and improves hundreds of small libraries in several Sub-Saharan Africa countries through partnerships with local organizations. Donated books create these small libraries that have applied and been vetted as a recipient capable of operating a small library. Click here to learn more about our Book Drive model for how we are able to curate libraries.  


    Interested in other ways to be involved?

    If you’re interested in other opportunities to give back outside of being a Literacy Champion,  visit our ‘Get Involved’ webpage for a comprehensive listing.


    Want to become a corporate sponsor?

    Being a corporate sponsor is a great way to show your business’ support of African youth and education, while also reaching a new audience. If interested, we would love learn about your sponsorship goals and work together on a tailored support package. Please contact the Executive Director of African Library Project to learn more by emailing


    Stock Donations

    We also accept stock donations and are a registered charity on Paypal Giving Fund, and others.  please contact us at or 1 856.292.5119.


    Employer Matching programs

    Maximize your gifting power with employer matching programs. Check with your employer to ask whether they participate in a matching gift program. Employees from the following employers are among participating organizations: Apple, Cisco, Google, Humana, IBM, Macys, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Oracle, Pfizer, Workday, and many more.


    Thank you!