Ways to Give
Thank you for considering a donation to the DC Public Library Foundation.
Every donation to the DC Public Library Foundation makes a difference. Your support provides books, programming, job skills training, teen outreach programs, preschool literacy programs and so much more. Visit our Programs page to learn more about the work of the Foundation.
Web – To make a one-time contribution or set up a monthly donation, click here.
Mail – Print the donation form and mail it with your check or credit card information to:DC Public Library Foundation 901 G Street, NW, Suite 400 Washington DC 20001
Donate Stock – To donate stock, please contact the Foundation at (202) 727-4943 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or download a stock donation form and mail it to the above address.
Donate through Shopping – The DC Public Library Foundation participates in the escrip and iGive programs. Register at escrip or shop online at over 700 merchants through iGive – it is free to you and a percentage of each purchase will benefit the Foundation.
Shop Through Escrip
- Register your Safeway, Macy’s, debit or credit cards and shop through escrip. To learn how the program works, visit www.escrip.com.
- Register any one or all of your existing grocery loyalty, debit and credit cards for use in the program
- Search for the “DC Public Library Foundation” as your charity of choice
- Participating merchants will make contributions to DCPLF, based on purchases made by you, just by using the cards you have registered
- Your purchases are tracked and available to you online, allowing you to see just how much you are earning for the library!
- Once you’ve registered your cards (and it only takes a few seconds), you can also access well-known merchants such as Land’s End, Eddie Bauer, Office Max, Target, the Washington Post and others.
Shop Online at iGive
At iGive, not only is a percentage of your purchase price donated to DCPLF, but we receive a donation just for searches you conduct through iGive. If you purchase something within 45 days of joining (joining is free), a bonus $5 donation will be made to DCPLF.
To learn more about iGive and to begin benefitting your library, visit www.iGive.com/DCPLFoundation.
Over 700 merchants include: amazon, ebay, Land’s End, Best Buy, Staples, Pottery Barn and many others.
You can create a legacy to help ensure the Library will be enjoyed by generations to come. Remembering the DC Public Library through a legacy gift to the Foundation is a meaningful way to make a lasting contribution to the Library while taking advantage of federal and state tax laws.
Your gift can reduce your income taxes including capital gains, and reduce transfer taxes including gift and estate. You can also still provide for your heirs when you choose to support the DC Public Library Foundation with a legacy gift. By including the Foundation in your will or estate plan, you can help ensure that the District’s libraries will always be an important resource for the community.
If you have a specific purpose in mind, please contact the Foundation’s Executive Director at email@example.com, or by phone at (202) 727-4943. Before supporting a particular program, it is crucial to make sure that the Foundation understands and can fulfill your specific wishes.*This information is provided for your reference only and is not intended as legal or financial advice. We strongly recommend you consult a qualified legal or financial advisor before making a bequest.
Please feel free to contact us with your donation questions via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (202) 727-4943.
Workplace giving campaigns allow you to donate by spreading out payroll deductions over the course of a year. Most campaigns begin in the Fall so be sure to look for the “District of Columbia Public Library Foundation” in your organization’s campaign materials. If the Foundation is not listed, look for a special “Donor Option” on the pledge form where you can write in the DC Public Library Foundation’s name.
OUR DC ONE FUND CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS #9535
Employer Matching Programs
Many employers will match charitable donations made by their employees. The DCPL Foundation welcomes, and regularly receives matching gifts from employers. If your company has such a program, or is willing to offer one, send your donation with any required forms and we will submit any needed documentation.