CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
HarperCollins has been entertaining, educating, and inspiring generations of readers for nearly 200 years. We seek to make a positive impact by promoting education and literacy, supporting our authors and their freedom of expression, and helping our local communities. We are also proud to support the causes our employees care about through a matching donation program.
Here are a few examples of the company’s ongoing philanthropic and environmental efforts.
EDUCATION AND LITERACY
As publishers, we have a deep love of the written word and a true belief in the ability of books to transport and transform. As such, HarperCollins supports a number of non-profit organizations and initiatives committed to promoting literacy.
We provide ongoing support for organizations working to promote literacy and education for all, such as:
- First Book
- Literacy Partners
- Volunteers of America's Operation Backpack program
- Change for Kids
- World Book Night in the UK
Spotlight On: Change for Kids
Together with education nonprofit Change for Kids, HarperCollins has allowed Public School 81, an elementary school in Brooklyn, New York, to renew its focus on literacy. In addition to supporting literacy programs at the school, HarperCollins completely refurbished the school’s library in 2015 – a resource the students had been without for decade.
Authors and their work are at the center of everything we do at HarperCollins. The company sponsors numerous organizations that support our authors with the aim of industry growth and sustainability. We also strive to recognize those who are doing great things to support learning, reading and writing, such as:
- The Authors League Fund
- The National Book Foundation
- National Coalition Against Censorship
- The New York Public Library
- PEN American Center
- Poets & Writers
HarperCollins supports local communities through volunteer efforts, book donations and support for local charitable organizations through innumerable local activities.
Each year, we donate tens of thousands of books to an expansive list of organizations such as First Book, Housing Works, Project Cicero, Volunteers of America and more.
Local charities and organizations whose missions align with each of our individual businesses also receive support from us. For instance, HarperCollins Christian Publishing supports the Nashville Rescue Mission. HarperCollins Australia supports The Indigenous Literacy Foundation. The employees of our global headquarters in New York City donate thousands of dollars each year to City Harvest. We are deeply committed to giving back to the communities in which we reside.
HarperCollins Publishers is committed to policies and practices that reduce our environmental impact. about our rigorous paper procurement policy, aggressive recycling practices and our own HarperGreen employee initiatives and more.
NEWS CORP PHILANTHROPY PARTNER PROGRAM
HarperCollins has been a proud supporter and active contributor to the . Through this, we have been able to play an integral role in advancing the causes of literacy, innovation in K-12 education and Youth Empowerment. Together we have accomplished the following tangible results:
- 100,000+ books donated to deserving children & families
- 55,000+ students impacted across the world
- 12,000 meals provided to homeless and vulnerable youth
- $500k+ in college scholarships
- 1,000+ hours of STEM instruction and college preparation
- 3 schools adopted
- 1,500+ students impacted - mentorship, college preparation, career exposure
- 500+ teacher classroom projects funded
- 500 lbs of fresh produce for 600,000+ low-income residents
HarperCollins Book Donation Policy:
HarperCollins believes strongly in charitable giving and supports organizations dedicated to promoting literacy and a love of reading, but we do not to respond to individual requests for book donations. Unfortunately, the volume of these requests is so large that we cannot give them the attention they deserve