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Kodak has always been a brand known for community outreach and the support of causes – from the funding of parks and universities to the inception of the United Way. This culture of giving dates back to our founder, George Eastman (1854-1932), inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

In the early 1900s, Eastman was one of the richest men in the world and one of the four largest donors in history to that point. By his death, he would give away approximately $2 billion of his wealth to charitable causes (as measured in today’s dollars).

Today, one of the ways Kodak stays true to Eastman’s foundational values is through its Print for Good initiative, focused on literacy. In partnership with many of our printers and industry partners around the world, Kodak is targeting high-needs areas throughout America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East with book drives, book donations and the printing of school materials and supplies to support literacy efforts on a global basis.

George Eastman


Why literacy?

At Kodak, we feel that literacy is a venue for us to talk about the value of print in a very tangible way, while partnering with some of our most important customers to address a huge issue across the globe.

In addition to our literacy program, Print for Good also means that Kodak is in print for good – for the long haul. Alongside our printing partners and customers, we’re committed to driving the future of this great industry. We’re investing in it. We’re using our science, our technology, and our talented people to create new and innovative ways to help sustain the industry, our printer partners and our planet.


Print for Good - Stories

Read more about our Print for Good programs across the globe, with support from Kodak employees who are living up to George Eastman’s legacy by raising funds, leveraging industry connections, donating books and connecting with their communities to get much-needed printed materials to kids in need.