The Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation secures resources in order to enhance and enrich library programs, services, and facilities not normally met by public funding.

The Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation advocates for and provides a reliable and growing funding source so that the library may impact our community and transform its quality of life through education, civic engagement, the arts, and entertainment. (adopted 5/2011)

Together with the Friends of the Library volunteer group, the Foundation is the vehicle for private support of the Cedar Rapids Public Library.
Monthly Giving Program

 For more than 40 years, the Foundation has provided the Library with funds that are used to enhance

  • book, CD, and DVD collections
  • children, youth, and adult programs
  • technological services, including computer stations and computer classes for patrons
  • capital projects to renovate and build the kind of libraries our community deserves

 Public funds support a strong library system; private funds elevate the library to a premier level.

Contributions may be directed to the Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation as cash gifts, deferred gifts, insurance policies, and bequests. Gifts may be made to either the restricted or unrestricted endowment funds. Click here to make a gift online or here to download a printable donation form.

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Current members of the Foundation Board of Directors.

For more information, please contact:

    Charity Tyler, Executive DirectorCharity_Tyler.jpg
    Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation
    450 5th Avenue SE
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

    Office: 319.739.0411