At Madison Public Library Foundation, we're building better libraries every day. We support and celebrate the city's library facilities, services and programs in an effort to develop and sustain a world-class library system. We provide annual project grants, raise funds for capital projects, host fundraising events, and ensure the libraries’ future through endowment funds. Learn how you can support your libraries today.

All Annual Fund Gifts Matched Through Dec. 31!

Read our winter appeal to learn how the library provides a wealth of programs and events, including the Wisconsin Book Festival, to support literacy.

Honor a Loved One

As we approach the holiday season, consider giving a gift to honor a teacher, coach, friend or loved one. Simply click on our Donate Now tool at the left sidebar and complete the "Honor a Loved One" form before submitting your donation. 

Amazon Smile Purchases Benefit Foundation

Doing your holiday shopping on Amazon? Next time you shop, use Amazon Smile. Select Madison Public Library Foundation as your designated charity, and we'll get a small portion of your sales!

Thanks for Attending Ex Libris Vol. VII

Our Ex Libris fall fundraiser was an outstanding evening of fun! View highlights and learn how this event's proceeds support our libraries.

Read Our 2016 Annual Report

View the library and foundation's joint Annual Report for a snapshot of 2016.

Join Our Team!

Are you or someone you know an accomplished grant writer with a passion for nonprofits? The foundation is currently hiring a part-time Development Officer to join our small office team. View the full job description here.  

"I’m thrilled I can help Madison Public Library Foundation in its vital mission because of what the library system has done for me. I simply could not do my research into local history without the library’s physical and digital resources."

                                                                                               - Stu Levitan, Donor

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