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Who We Are

Since 1987, the Foundation has raised more than $23 million to provide funding for important library programs

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Access for All

Together with the City of San José, we are working to give more students and families access to vital digital tools and resources.

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Paying it Forward

The Foundation is collaborating with the Mayor’s Office to help high school students save money for college.

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Learning to Grow

SJ Learns gives low-income students in grades TK-3 access to high-quality afterschool and extended learning programs.

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Creating Opportunity

The top-rated Career Online High School program has helped 100 adult learners achieve their dreams.

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Silicon Valley Skills

Local youth learn the principles of coding and computer science through the Coding5K Challenge.

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About the Foundation

At the heart of our community, our Library provides a place where everyone can learn, create, study, and explore. The San José Public Library Foundation was established in 1987 by a group of community volunteers who understood that a great Library system needed more than public funding.

The Foundation has grown and evolved over the years, but that legacy continues. Over the past 30+ years, we have raised more than $23 million to support SJPL programs, and the Foundation plays a critical role in ensuring that all San José residents can benefit from the innovative programs that rank our Library among the best in the nation.