About Us

About Madison Public
Library Foundation

Since 1993, Madison Public Library Foundation has been committed to developing sustainable and vibrant partnerships between the community and the city’s library system. Our role is to bridge the financial gap between publicly funded library services and all the experiences that library staff want to deliver to the community. We raise millions of dollars each year for collections, technology, programs, professional development, equity and innovation projects, capital campaigns, endowments and the Wisconsin Book Festival. With the help of our generous donors, we build better libraries every day. 

Our Mission

We promote and support Madison
Public Library
facilities, services
and programs.

Careers

Interested in playing a direct role in supporting Madison Public Library by working with the foundation? View our current internship and job openings.

Our Vision

We provide leadership and resources to help develop and sustain a world-class library system. 

Transparency

Our Financial Transparency page offers an overview of how we raise and spend donor dollars, with the ability to download financial documents.   

Our Core Values

Support
Leadership
Integrity
Inclusiveness
Advocacy

Annual Report

Read our latest Annual Report to discover the important role that Madison Public Library plays in our community.  

Diversity Statement

Madison Public Library Foundation is committed to developing sustainable and vibrant partnerships between the community and the city’s library system. Our success is defined by our commitment to pulling together diverse voices and resources, and returning them to the local community through world-class library programs and services. Libraries have a special place in our lives and thrive only when they rest on a foundation of inclusion, respect, openness

and freedom from racial, economic, social or any other type of bias. The foundation is committed to sustaining and leading with these values. 

Our People

Our staff and board of directors are dedicated to giving their best to benefit Madison’s libraries. They keep our libraries fresh and innovative by continuously generating new ideas to ensure the best possible financial and operational support. Read more >