Support your local library with a gift for today. Your contribution helps us to create an educated, equitable, and engaged community.

Ways to give for tomorrow

Make a secure, one-time or recurring gift with your credit card.

Please make your check payable to SJPLF and mail to:
San José Public Library Foundation
PO Box 611540
San José, CA 95161

Find out if your employer will match your financial gifts or volunteer hours. Some companies will even continue matching financial gifts or volunteer hours for retired employees!

Honor the life of a friend, colleague, or loved one with a memorial gift. We’ll mail your recipient a personalized greeting card letting them know you gave a gift in their loved one’s memory. Give via our online form and select “this gift is in honor or memory of someone”.

Give to the Library using your existing donor advised fund.

If you are 70 years of age or older, you can have the custodian of your IRA set up a non-taxable Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) directly from your IRA to San José Public Library Foundation in a manner that helps satisfy your yearly Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) requirement.

Note that this transfer is not tax-deductible but may reduce your overall tax requirement more than a direct contribution by nature of the reduction of your overall gross income. Simply instruct your IRA administrator to make the check payable to San José Public Library Foundation (EIN# 77-0142379) and mail it to: SJPLF, P.O. Box 611540, San Jose, CA 95161-1540.

Please notify us that the distribution is being made and include the name of IRA Administrator. This will help ensure that the donation is credited properly.

If you have any questions, please call us at 408.808.2346 or send us an email for help.

Advise your broker to transfer your shares using our Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. account:
DTC #: 0164 Code 40
Receiving Acct #: 7941-4773
Account Title: San José Public Library Foundation

Vehicle Donation 

Did you know you can donate your vehicle, RV, trailer, motorcycle, or boat to support the Library? 

Crypto Currency, PayPal, & Venmo. 

What your gift supports

Your donation will drive digital empowerment, provide access to lifelong learning, build the workforce, and promote diverse arts & culture through life-changing programs at the San Jose Public Library. The San Jose Public Library Foundation helps expand library programs and initiatives beyond what is funded by tax dollars. You may also choose to donate to a specific library branch! Support your local library today and start transforming lives.

2,500+ Annual Donors

20,000+ Programs Facilitated

100% Coding Classes in all 25 Library branches

760+ Business and Career Development Workshops held