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San José

We’re community responders and proactive partners to the Library and City of San José – bringing philanthropic power to its 25 public library locations and beyond.

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Let’s make our city as equitable as it is diverse.

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What we fund

Transformative, real-world opportunities and resources in all 25 library locations.

See Our Impact
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What we catalyze

100,000+ individuals connected, empowered, and on the rise.

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By listening and collaborating with the community for over 36 years, we’ve honed our focus into four distinct priorities.

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Drive Digital Empowerment

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Enable Lifelong Learning

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Build the Workforce

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Promote Diverse Arts & Culture

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Impact by the Numbers

2,500+ Annual Donors

20,000+ Programs Facilitated

100% Coding Classes in all 25 Library Locations

760+ Business and Career Development Workshops Held

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