• We’re committed to supporting the communities we serve through charitable giving, volunteer efforts, and more. Follett strives to make a positive impact on the lives of educators, students, and society at large.

    Explore the ways that Follett gives back below. For more information about corporate partnerships and sponsorships with Follett School Solutions, contact bfollett@follett.com.


The Follett Educational Foundation was established by the Follett Family four generations ago to support the sons and daughters of Follett associates as they pursue higher education. This year, the Follett Educational Foundation’s two scholarship programs awarded more than $300,000 in aid to the students of Follett associates.

Each year, the Follett Challenge awards innovative educators for their ground-breaking educational programs. Through the Follett Challenge, educators are given a platform to share their stories of the unique programs and initiatives they use to teach students critical 21st-century skills.

Follett is one of the largest sponsors of the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program, which promotes literacy and fosters a love of reading among underprivileged youth.

Each year, more than 2,000 students compete in the Follett Essay and Poster Contest for cash prizes and books, along with the opportunity to be featured in a full-page ad in The Chicago Sun-Times.

Follett is always ready to help schools and other educational organizations; we donate $250,000 worth of goodwill books and materials each year to schools in need of quick replenishment following a disaster.

Follett is also a proud supporter of Bernie’s Book Bank, donating more than 70,000 books annually.