Inside Books Project is supported entirely through donations from our community. Donations of funds to Inside Books Project are tax deductible and support postage, packing supplies, and printing costs. Each dollar donated sends one free book to an inmate in Texas.

Donate to IBP using your Credit Card :

Make a one-time donation to Inside Books Project directly on our website using your credit card. All credit card donations are processed via a secure server. You'll get a receipt by email which you can use for tax deduction purposes.

Click Here To Donate By Credit Card

Donate every month with PayPal :

Inside Books Project offers a "Sustainer Program" to make a regular monthly contribution. Requires a PayPal account.

Donate by Check :

Checks can be mailed to Inside Books Project c/o 12th Street Books, 827 West 12th Street, Austin, Texas 78701.

How We Spend Your Donations

How We Are Funded

GuideStar Verification :

Inside Books Project is committed to transparently communicating how your donations support our mission. We are proud to be a Gold level participant in the GuideStar Exchange, an organization that collects and distributes information on nonprofits.

View our report on GuideStar for verification of our non-profit status and information about our programs, goals, budget, funding, and more. 

Other ways to help :

Shop at Treasure City Thrift, a fantastic thrift store on Austin's East Side. Treasure City Thrift generously donates a significant percentage of sales to Inside Books Project, so sales at Treasure City Thrift directly helps Inside Books Project. You can also donate gently used items to Treasure City Thrift.

Inside Books Project sells books at HOPE Market on Austin's East Side. All sale proceeds directly fund Inside Books Project's mission. Buy a book and help send books to inmates in Texas.

How your donations help :

Cash donations help us pay for postage, mailing supplies, printing, and purchasing dictionaries. Donations from individuals make up a substantial portion of our funding. Every dollar donated sends one book out the door, so every dollar counts!

  • Inside Books Project is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit and all donations are tax deductible.
  • Inside Books Project has no paid staff.
  • Over 80% of all the money we collect goes directly to postage costs, which totaled over $35,000 in 2014. 
  • 2014 was our most successful year yet - we sent over 35,000 free books to inmates in Texas with the help of our donors and volunteers.
  • Over the past 15 years, Inside Books Project has sent over a quarter million free books to inmates in Texas!