The Giving Backpack Foundation

ATTN: Cecil Collins, CEO

1719 Honeylocust Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46234

The Giving Backpack Foundation is a registered 501-c-3 nonprofit organization through the State of Indiana

Getting to Know TGBP

In 2006, the idea of providing school supplies to underprivileged, elementary school children became a reality. Cecil Collins, Founder and CEO, considered the idea because his mother teaches elementary school children. As a result, Collins created the School Supply Giveaway through the help of his fraternity, collecting $250 worth of school supplies.



Over the course of five years, Cecil single-handedly raised over $ 7,000 for underprivileged children while obtaining a Master Degree at Purdue University. With this success, this prompted Cecil to create a non-profit organization that specifically catered to underprivileged children and disadvantaged elementary schools to push for the advancement of learning.  As a result, The Giving BackPack Foundation was established.

This Corporation is a nonprofit corporation, organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code), including, but not limited to:

a. Generating funds for educational material to assist underprivileged children and adolescent teens;

b. Offering materialistic assistance for above stated children and schools;
c. Providing programs and events that foster the advancement of learning and education;

d. Educating members of the general public in the application of The Giving BackPack;

e. Advancing The Giving BackPack through active promotion, collaboration with other nonprofit organizations, and reaching out to businesses and organizations ; and


f. Aiding, supporting, and assisting by gifts, grants, contributions, or otherwise, other persons or organizations of any kind, provided that such activities are consistent with the foregoing purposes.​

Important Documents
The Beginning
Mission Statement