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Barnes & Noble's corporate contributions program supports non-profit organizations that focus on literacy, the arts or education (pre-K-12).  Funding is limited.

Please note: Barnes & Noble does not have a grant program nor do we offer scholarships.

Donation Criteria

We consider requests for donations from non–profit organizations that meet the following criteria:

  • Reach a national audience
  • Serve the greater good nationally
  • Offer opportunities for in-store events
  • Are able to work with Barnes & Noble and other appropriate sponsors on promotion and execution of the program

Sponsorship Criteria

Barnes & Noble is committed to partnering with for-profit and non-profit organizations that focus their core businesses on higher learning, literacy and the arts. Our partnerships foster community good will and promote our brand. A suitable sponsorship is one that benefits Barnes & Noble and the communities it serves. Funding is limited.

If your organization’s program meets the following criteria, you may qualify for a sponsorship:

  • Sponsorship is highly visible and will reach a national audience
  • Sponsorship will drive traffic into our stores
  • Sponsorship offers opportunities for in-store events
  • Other sponsors and community partners are appropriate for Barnes & Noble
  • Sponsor must have the ability to work together with the project's partners, execute the program on time and on budget, and have a developed media plan to attract attention and visibility

Barnes & Noble will only accept requests for corporate sponsorships and donations either via e-mail at contributions@bn.com or in writing to

Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble
122 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011 
contributions@bn.com