Gifts can be made online using form below or by mail – send check to
The Cleveland Public Library Foundation, 325 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114

Individual Giving

Thank you for considering a gift to the Cleveland Public Library Foundation. We invite you to invest in the Library, because the return on your investment makes a real difference in the lives of our patrons.

Through innovative programs and services, and free access to state of the art resources, the Library realizes its mission each and every day as the People’s University, the center of learning for a diverse and inclusive community.

 We encourage you to be a part of the transformational work we are doing for the Cleveland community and beyond. Please consider a tax-deductible donation today

Corporate Giving

We are proud to partner with the business community.  Corporate investments advance the Library’s work for the Cleveland community and provide companies exclusive recognition opportunities.

 To learn more about corporate giving and sponsorship opportunities please contact the Foundation office at 216-623-2831 or email [email protected]   

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Foundation Giving

Foundation investors provide vital support for the Library’s strategic priorities.  Whether education, workforce development, or social services, Foundation support is essential to our work.

To learn more about foundation investment opportunities please contact the Foundation office at 216-623-2831 or email [email protected] 

Other Ways To Support The Library

Stock Gifts

Stock Gifts

Make a Gift of Non-cash Assets
When you donate stock to the Cleveland Public Library Foundation, you may realize tax benefits, which result in a larger gift at a lower cost to you. That’s why a gift of appreciated securities may provide one of the best ways for you to support our Library.

Gifts of securities may be wire transferred from your bank or brokerage account to the Cleveland Library Foundation account at Fifth Third Securities, Inc. Please ask your broker to provide the transfer agents with your name so we can identify and acknowledge your gift.

Brokerage Information 

FBO: Cleveland Public Library Foundation

Account Number: 019-405291

DTC Number: #0226, clearing through National Financial Services (NFS)

To donate stock, please contact your stockbroker or Foundation staff. For more information, please contact Tracy Martin at (216) 623-2831

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.

Call 216.623.2831 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 Melanie Townsend at 216.623-6903 to make arrangements.

To make a gift by mail, send a check to:
The Cleveland Public Library Foundation
325 Superior Ave., N.E.
Cleveland, OH 44114

To make a gift, please contact:
Melanie Townsend
(216) 623-6903
[email protected]