Books For Africa, Inc. (BFA)
26 East Exchange Street, Suite 411
St. Paul, MN 55101
Fiscal Year Ending: June
Registration Number: A1769
Registration Date: 3/7/1991
DUNS Number: 611748922

Mr. Patrick Plonski, Ph.D., Executive Director
TELEPHONE...(651) 602-9844
FAX.................(651) 602-9848
    Collects, sorts, and delivers donated textbooks and library books to schools, libraries, and universities across Africa. Since its founding, BFA has delivered more than 34 million books to 49 African countries. BFA's mission is to "end the African book famine." BFA collects, sorts, and stores new and previously owned books at its warehouses in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Atlanta, Georgia, shipping them to Africa in 40-foot seaborne containers, each holding approximately 18,000 to 22,000 books. Registered government and nongovernmental organization members distribute the books in recipient countries. All books are donated and recipients select their books by category and age level. Individual sponsors and organizations pay shipping costs. Prospective partners are encouraged to call or e-mail to secure a price quote on a container delivery to any country in Africa.

PVO Reported Sectors: Basic Education
PVO Reported Countries: Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gambia, The, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

Financial Activities For Fiscal Year 2015
USAID Support
  Sec. 123 Ocean Freight P.L. 480 Freight P.L. 480 Donated Food USAID Grants USAID Contracts
  $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Other Support
  Other USG Grants Other USG Contracts Other Gov't & Int'l Org    
  $0 $0 $0    
Private Support
  In-Kind Contributions Private Contributions Private Revenue    
  $33,281,039 $2,463,547 $37,283    
Total Support and Revenue $35,781,869

  Overseas Programs Domestic Programs Admin & Management Fund Raising  
  $35,075,577 $0 $76,760 $164,129  
Total Expenses $35,316,466