2022 Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition

Speaker Nancy Pelosi honored our Book Bank Manager Kathleen Wydler and the Children’s Book Project with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for “outstanding and invaluable service to the community.”

2022 Top-Rated at GreatNonprofits

We’re honored to receive one of the first Top-Rated Awards of 2022 from!

2022 Children’s Book Project Day

In recognition of our 30 years “of significant and remarkable contributions to the vitality of our City…and whereas, with a commitment to closing the equity gap, the Children’s Book Project will continue to serve generations of readers by giving them free books and supporting parents to read aloud to their children,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed proclaimed October 15, 2022 — the day of our 30th Anniversary Community Celebration — to be Children’s Book Project Day!

2017 Certificate of Honor from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors

On October 1, 2017, at our 25th Anniversary celebration, District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang presented the Children’s Book Project with a Certificate of Honor “in appreciative public recognition of distinction and merit for outstanding service to a significant portion of the people of the City and County of San Francisco” that states:

The Board of Supervisors of the City & County of San Francisco extends to you its highest commendation in celebration of Children’s Book Project’s 25th Anniversary. Your commitment to supporting parents in reading to their children has prepared the next generation for the classroom. Your dedication to collect and donate books to children in shelters, schools, community centers, and homes who do not have access to quality books means that children of all ages are encouraged to seek enjoyment and learn through the magic of literature.

2017 Daly City Partnership
Award of Excellence

At their annual Family Literacy and Health Fair in April 2017, the Children’s Book Project accepted the Daly City Partnership’s Award of Excellence “in recognition of 15 years of generous donations, continuous support and inspiration to our readers.” The Daly City Partnership was formed in 1995 to guide collaborative efforts and connect the Daly City community to services that promote well-being.

2011 Literacy and Creative Language Arts Award

The San Francisco Youth Commission passed a resolution on February 7, 2011, 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.


2007 National Philanthropy Day Vineyards Award

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.


2000 Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition

The Children’s Book Project was awarded a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by United States Representative Barbara Lee of California on December 7, 2000. Congresswoman Lee recognized us for receiving the Taking Care of Our Own Award, and for outstanding and invaluable service to the community.