Our mission at Storybird is to inspire a new generation of writers and readers. To do that we keep the service free in order to reach as many people as possible.
To pay our bills we sell books and merchandise and, occasionally, accept sponsorships from companies we like and admire. These can be startups like Kano, who build computers for kids; or big companies like General Mills, who through their philanthropy have donated millions of dollars to literacy organizations.
This might be a blog post on how to create art with code, or a writing challenge on family themes. It could be a “download unlock” day, where a sponsor pays to unlock book and poetry downloads for members. Or an art sponsorship to further expand our image library. In each case, we clearly identify the sponsor and explain their contribution to the platform.
(Note that we sometimes feature people or companies on our blog that are not sponsors—just folks we like and want to highlight. In those cases there are no sponsor labels.)
If you’re an educator, parent, or potential sponsor and want to learn more about the program, feel free to contact us at any time.