The Book Foundation was launched in 2014 by former Hollywood producer and social entrepreneur, Ruth Stalford. The basic idea of The Book Foundation was to get new books into the hands of children in underserved areas. The research is clear; children with books in their homes have better educational outcomes. SEE ATTACHED STATS
The work of the Book Foundation was simple, direct and immediate. Ruth's passion was contagious, and likeminded organizations quickly wanted to partner with The Book Foundation. One of Ruth's pet peeves in the non-profit world has always been duplication of effort. So her goal early on became to partner with organizations who were best of breed, and where The Book Foundation could provide incremental impact and thus enhance each other’s programs.