Endowment funds ensure a perpetual stream of income to support programs and resources at the library. The Madison Community Foundation currently manages these funds for individual branches, special purpose, and a general endowment. Ten percent of all annual fund donations help grow the library foundation’s general endowment. If a capital campaign led by Madison Public Library Foundation exceeds it goal, the additional funds are used to establish an endowment for that branch.
Donors of $1,000+ to endowment funds receive 10% off Central Library space rentals within 12 months of gift.
Read below about how each of these various funds keep our libraries strong.
If you have a donor-advised fund through Fidelity Charitable or Schwab Charitable, you can make a gift directly to Madison Public Library Foundation through DAF Direct.