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Who We Are
Since 1987, the Foundation has raised more than $23 million to provide funding for important library programs
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.LEARN MORE
Paying it Forward
The Foundation is collaborating with the Mayor’s Office to help high school students save money for college.LEARN MORE
Learning to Grow
SJ Learns gives low-income students in grades TK-3 access to high-quality afterschool and extended learning programs.LEARN MORE
The top-rated Career Online High School program has helped 100 adult learners achieve their dreams.LEARN MORE
Silicon Valley Skills
Local youth learn the principles of coding and computer science through the Coding5K Challenge.LEARN MORE
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.