Binc Foundation Welcomes New Board Member, New Staff

Welcome to Board Member Kuo-Yu Liang & Development Coordinator Kera Yonker; Many Thanks to Departing Board Members Jen Reynolds and Lori Tucker-Sullivan

Headshot of Ku-Yuo Liang

As the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation kicks off our 25th anniversary year, we are thrilled to welcome

‘Double Vision’ auction to benefit Hero Initiative and Binc

Amazing combo art pieces from two artists benefit two charities—starting 2/2!

What’s better than a good thing? DOUBLING up on it! Some of the comic industry’s biggest talents have come together to produce unique original art pieces, featuring great combos of two artists and two characters benefiting two charities—Hero Initiative and

Prepare for the Next Round of Government Funding & COVID Relief

We heard from a number of book and comic stores that they weren’t able to take advantage of these programs the first time around. Don’t be left out on the new funds soon to be available. Now is the time to plan your strategy!

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Some good changes

Binc Announces New Match, Stretch Goals for Year-End Fundraising Campaign

Thanks to Ingram Content Group for helping the Foundation reach the campaign’s first goals in record time

UPDATE: You did it again! In record time, we’ve made our match and hit our campaign goals! Thank you, Michael, Leigh, Tom and Chris for kicking-off our second matching challenge, thank you


North American Comic Shops Can Apply for Grants in Mid-January 2021

GIVE COMICS HOPE, the new charitable initiative which began its fundraising efforts this fall, today announces the application period has been changed and will now open mid- to late January (exact dates will be announced soon), with funds distributed

Ingram Content Group Urging Support for Booksellers through Binc’s Year-end Fundraising Campaign

Update: You are all amazing! Thanks to your generosity and a match from Ingram Content Group, we met our fundraising goal in record time. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! But the campaign isn’t over. Every gift matters. Every gift is important. More news to come soon.


Gifts That Give Back: The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation Holiday Gift Guide

Binc has launched a holiday gift guide featuring items that give back to the Foundation and gifts from over 30 indie bookstores nationwide.

The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation launched its first-ever holiday gift guide ( Featuring an assortment of gifts, the guide includes items that give back to Binc,

Binc Increases Outreach to the Comic Book Community

As of October 2020, the comics industry has provided more than $950,000 supporting comic shop retailers struggling to survive the pandemic lockdown.

While Binc has been helping booksellers and comic book shop employees since 2011, many comic fans weren’t aware of Binc prior to the onset of the COVID crisis

Binc Announces New Communications & Marketing Specialist

The Binc Foundation team is delighted to welcome Robin Wood as our new communications & marketing specialist.

October 19, 2020 – Robin Wood, Binc’s new communications & marketing specialist, comes most recently from Books & Books @ The Studios, the Key West-based nonprofit independent bookstore founded by George

Announcing: Give Comics Hope

New Charitable Initiative Supports Comic Shops Affected by COVID-19 with Donations from Community’s Personal Collections

⮕ For information about comic store financial assistance eligibility please visit our Give Comics Hope page.

⮕ For more information about donating auction items please visit Give Comics Hope’s website.

September 15, 2020​ ​– ​GIVE COMICS HOPE​,

Binc Expands Staff in Response to Increased Grant Requests

Ann Arbor, MI – The need to expand staff and organizational capacity is a result of the huge increase in the number of requests received and grants distributed. Since the beginning of 2020, Binc has helped 556 families through hardship and emergency circumstances with over $635,000 in assistance. The Foundation has

2020 Higher Education Scholarship Winners

Scholarship Winners from L to R: Niamh Doherty, Henry Fleischmann, Kimberly Huebner, Rebecca Keith, Anna Leedy, Samantha Melton, and Reed Spurling

Ann Arbor, MI – Seven recipients have been selected to receive a total of $26,000 in scholarships as part of the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation’s 2020 Higher Education Scholarship Program.

The Binc Foundation Stands in Solidarity with Black Communities

The Binc Foundation stands in solidarity with Black communities, authors, readers, and peers across the country. We stand for antiracism and support voices for racial justice and change. We know that Black communities face threats from the police, systemic racism, incarceration, and criminalization.

That is why Binc is renewing its

Comic Book Retailers and Store Employees Eligible to Receive Relief


April 21, 2020 – BURBANK and ST. LOUIS – ​Comic book retailers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis have a new dedicated relief fund designed to provide


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