Madison Public Library Foundation will not exchange, sell or give away its list of donors to any other entity.
— established 2003 by the foundation Board of Directors
Administrative Charges on Donor-Designated Gifts
One of the foundation's fundamental goals is to support library branch and program fundraising, for which we incur substantial costs and out-of-pocket expenses for proposals, reports, stewardship, and recognition of donors and their gifts. The foundation adopted a policy to withhold 5 percent of each donor-designated gift of $1,000 or more to support these administrative charges.
Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating
Madison Public Library Foundation has earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, an organization that evaluates nonprofits' financial health, accountability and transparency to educate potential donors, and helps them gain confidence with their contributions. The four-star rating is the highest possible, earned when an organization adheres to sector best practices, exceeds industry standards and executes its mission in a financially efficient manner. View the foundation's profile on Charity Navigator here.