What has a library given to you? When you make a contribution to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation you support programs of The Indianapolis Public Library that give children, teens and adults the chance to learn, explore and imagine more.

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Friends of The Library

Donors of $25 or more are eligible to receive Friends of the Library cards. Friends of the Library cards give you early access to the Indy Library Store book sales and also provide preferred seating at the annual Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture. Friends cards are transferrable.

$25-$34 – 1 card
$35-$49 – 2 cards
$50 – $99 – 4 cards
$100+ – 8 cards

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Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator, awarded the Library Foundation four out of a possible four stars. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that the Library Foundation adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. You can review our rating here.


Memorial Giving

A tribute gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation is a thoughtful way to celebrate the life of someone special, whether a friend or family member. Perhaps your loved one had a favorite author or book or loved the Library and a remembrance feels appropriate. Maybe there is a special occasion like retirement, a milestone birthday or anniversary, graduation...any event that demands a little extra thought or warrants a unique gift.

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Planned Giving

Leave a legacy for the Library. You can make a planned gift such as a contribution in a will, through a life insurance or retirement plan or other arrangements that can generate income for you. Whatever your goals, the Library Foundation can help you shape your legacy gift to support learning at the Library.

Have questions? Contact us.

Stock Gifts

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation can accept gifts of stock. You can find instructions here. Please call us at 317-275-4700 if you have any questions.

Donor Rights

The Library Foundation adheres to the highest ethical standards in fundraising and financial management. As a donor to the Library Foundation, you have rights.

View Donor Bill of Rights