About Us

Telephone, E-mail, Location

415 665 6315, office@childrensbookproject.org, Book Site (for GPS purposes): 1360 43rd Avenue, SF, CA; Mailing Address: 3433 21st Street, SF, CA 94110.


  • Thank you in advance for not bringing children to the book site.  No children under 18 years of age, please. 
  • We are open to organizations (and their staff) that serve children and their families, but not to individuals.

Board of Directors

Risa Schwartz, President and CEO
Annelise Goldberg, Treasurer
Sarah Dorrance, Secretary
Vicki Pollack, Director Emeritus, Founder
Lori Fetzer
Owen Linderholm
Agnes Lord
Kathryn Olney
Sandra Spence

Media Contact

Agnes Lord:  agnes@lord-family.net


ABC News 

SF Gate, Jon Carroll Column


On February 7, 2011, the San Francisco Youth Commission passed a resolution commending the invaluable work of the Children’s Book Project in increasing literacy and creative language arts enjoyment among San Francisco’s most vulnerable young people and for our exemplary work in developing the intellect and social and emotional intelligence of San Francisco’s youth.

The Children’s Book Project was awarded the 2007 National Philanthropy Day Vineyards Award by the Association of Fundraising Professions and Northern California Grantmakers. Each year, National Philanthropy Day honors organizations and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, generosity and commitment towards advancing philanthropy. The Vineyards Award is presented to a local nonprofit organization that “toils in the vineyards of philanthropy,” serving the underprivileged community with the combined resources of many volunteers and staff.