Make A Gift

Make a Gift

Ways to Give
to the Foundation

Every gift makes a difference every day for our libraries and our community. There are many ways you can give to the foundation and start making an impact today.


Library Fan Club

Set up a recurring donation of any size to become a part of our Fan Club! New members receive a tote bag and insider email updates to stay in the know about library news and happenings.


Rosa Shattuck Circle

The Rosa Shattuck Circle is our highest level of donors. Rosa Shattuck, a Berkeley pioneer who believed libraries change lives and make a community strong, secured the funding and donated the land for Berkeley’s first permanent public library in 1903. Rosa Shattuck Circle members are donors of $1,000+.


Stock Transfers

Stock transfers can easily be accommodated.
Check out our Stock Transfer Form.


Donor Advised
Funds (DAF)

Donor Advised Funds are an incredibly popular way to manage charitable giving. A DAF makes it easy for donors to dedicate funds to support their favorite nonprofit.


Planned Giving

Planned giving is an exceptional way to create a legacy in your community.

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Memorial &
Honorary Gifts

Memorial and honorary gifts are wonderful ways to remember and celebrate the library lovers in your life.

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Generation Fund

This special designated fund will ensure a great public library for future generations. Gifts made to the Fund will be invested for long term growth to make a lasting impact on library needs.

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The Foundation partners with individuals, organizations, foundations, and businesses on special events and projects to make our library and our community stronger.

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The Berkeley Public Library Foundation gives so much to so many.
I give whatever I can to support their work in our community.

–Nancy Park, BPLF DONOR

The Berkeley Public Library Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,
and our Federal Tax Identification Number is 94-3280180.