The Seattle Public Library Foundation
The Seattle Public Library Foundation was established in 1980 by a group of far-sighted citizens who understood that a great Library wouldn't be possible through public funding alone.
About the Foundation
Thank you for Giving BIG for the Library! Thanks to generous supporters across our neighborhoods, The Seattle Public Library Foundation raised more than $265,000 to support more than 40 Library initiatives. On behalf of the staff and board of the Foundation, thank you! If you missed your opportunity to give, can do so any time at the Foundation’s website.
The Foundation has continued its original vision of generating private-sector support to supplement tax-based funding. The result has been improved collections, expanded programs and enhanced services. But the credit for the Foundation’s impact belongs entirely to the people of Seattle. Over the years, thousands of generous individuals, corporations and foundations have demonstrated their deep commitment to Seattle’s Libraries by donating to the Foundation.