Donate

When you give to the Cleveland Public Library Foundation, you invest in your communityYou join other Clevelanders who are passionate about literacy, education, and the arts. You make vital resources accessible to children and adults in every Cleveland neighborhood through 27 branches plus the Main Library, a cornerstone of downtown’s exciting revitalization.

Your gift to the Cleveland Public Library Foundation targets the greatest unmet needs, expanding early learning and school readiness, bridging the digital divide, and building skills for tomorrow’s jobs.

The Cleveland Public Library Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), corporation. Federal tax identification: 34-6565428. 

Other Ways To Support The Library

Stock Gifts

Stock Gifts

The Cleveland  Public Library Foundation gladly accepts gifts of stock and securities. Contact Gretchen Faro at 216.623.2806 for more information.

Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts

Does your company match its employees’ charitable donations? Matching gifts are a great way to expand the impact of your gift to the Cleveland Public Library Foundation. Contact your Human Resources department to find out more.

Planned Gifts

Planned Gifts

The Cleveland Public Library was established in 1869 by a group of visionary community leaders who created the Library as their timeless gift to Cleveland. Today’s donors can continue that legacy. Planned gifts will become major source of support for the Library’s funds for many years. These gifts come in many forms, including bequests, charitable gift annuities, and insurance policies. A legacy gift may provide you with an ideal opportunity to support Library at a higher level than you might have thought possible.

Contact Gretchen Faro at 216.623.2806 for more information.

Tribute Gifts

Tribute Gifts

Do you have a friend or family member who loves the Cleveland Public Library? You can honor or remember him or her with a tribute gift to the Foundation.  Whether for a birthday or anniversary, a graduation or another of life’s milestones, tribute gifts are always an appropriate way to honor an individual, or remember his or her legacy and commitment to lifelong learning. The Honor Gift Information section of our donation page contains specific fields to complete in order to direct your gift in honor or memory of another.

In addition, if you are interested in selecting the Cleveland Public Library Foundation as the recipient of gifts for your special occasion, such as a wedding or anniversary, please contact Tracy Moavero at 216.623.2836 to make arrangements.