Financial Transparency

One of our organization's five core values is integrity. We strive to build trust with our supporters through transparency and wise use of organizational resources. Please view our Donor Privacy Policy, Form 990 and most recent audited financial statement below, and view our Annual Reports page to learn more about how the foundation spends each dollar brought in through donations, fundraiser ticket sales and corporate sponsorships while protecting its donors' personal information.

Donor Privacy Policy

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


Madison Public Library Foundation Form 990 for 2017

Madison Public Library Foundation Audited Financial Statement for 2017 

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.

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