Help us achieve our dream of giving away one million books to one million children in the next five to 10 years by being a volunteer, sponsor, or donor.

What We Do

By giving our books to children in poor and disadvantaged communities, we hope to promote independent reading while exposing their young minds to the best of contemporary Filipino art and literature.


This project will help empower them to think creatively, and to learn on their own. These are skills that will stay and help all - even those who drop out of school - to achieve success throughout their lives.


For many of them, our books are the very first that they get to call as their very own. It helps them not only to learn how to read, but to nurture their love for books. 



Check out our Global Giving page. 100% of your donations will go directly towards the publication of children’s books that will be given away as part of our literacy initiatives.

You can also help by donating to the Don Salubayba Endowment Fund. Every One Million Pesos we raise for this endowment fund guarantees the publication and donation of at least 1,000 copies of our children's books each year, every year, in perpetuity. For more information, please email

Buy our books!

Proceeds from the sales of our hardbound books will help CANVAS pursue its mission of promoting greater awareness and appreciation for Philippine art, culture, and the environment. Visit our shop for the titles and details. 

Are you looking for unique and artful corporate gifts?

We welcome partnerships with corporations (except those manufacturing tobacco, guns, alcohol, and other products harmful to children).Visit our shop for other merchandise items. For inquiries or collaboration proposals, please email

Merchandise Flowchart


You can help give away our books. For inquiries, please contact or  

Tap the writer in you

Participate in our storywriting competitions. Read through our Romeo Forbes Story Writing Competition to know more about one of our major projects. 

Are you from the media?

Help us publicize our cause and our events.

Spread the word

Tell your friends and family about CANVAS and our events. Share our website on your blogs or social networks, or just bring us up in conversation.


The Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development (CANVAS) is a non profit organization that works with the creative community to promote children's literacy, explore national identity, and broaden public awareness for Philippine art, culture, and environment.

CANVAS works with some of the best young artists to promote Philippine art, culture, and environment. To be placed on our preview list for future shows and exhibitions, or for more information, email us at