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.
The Seattle Public Library Foundation Mission
The Seattle Public Library Foundation helps the Library build its collection and resources, offer programs for patrons of all ages and better serve the needs of our community. We do this by securing and managing donations from individuals, businesses and foundations to support the Library above and beyond what public funding provides.
About the Foundation
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.