Josephine Community Library Foundation

Josephine Community Library Foundation is a nonprofit foundation established in 1987, funding special library projects which build community and provide open access to information.
The library foundation raises funds to support special programs beyond the reach of the library’s regular tax-funded operating budget.

Our work includes:

Cultivating relationships with individuals, businesses, and granting organizations.
Facilitating legacy planning.
Managing financial assets on behalf of donors.
Providing financial support for specific library program and facility needs and goals.

How we started
In 1987, concerned volunteers formed Josephine County Library Foundation. Independent of the county government, this new nonprofit foundation let people donate for the direct benefit of local libraries. More than 30 years later, this important work continues.

How we evolved
In May 2017, voters approved the Josephine Community Library District. Now, under our new name, Josephine Community Library Foundation, and in partnership with the library district, the foundation has taken on the responsibility of raising funds for special projects the library couldn’t otherwise afford.