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Greendale Public Library Foundation

Greendale Public Library Foundation

By raising private dollars, library foundations are able to leverage and stretch public dollars.  Donors may have a strong belief in the value of the public library yet do not wish to give their philanthropic gift to a public entity. They will, however, contribute to a non-profit, tax-exempt private organization: a library foundation.

A library foundation is a separate legal entity formed for the sole purpose of raising funds to enhance, expand and support library programs and services. Its primary function is to secure financial and in-kind donations for programs, services, collections, and capital projects. The foundation offers donors a familiar and reliable vehicle for tax-deductible contributions in support of the library.  The foundation holds gifts, tributes, grants, bequests and endowments made to a public library on behalf of the library board. 

Becoming Involved in the Greendale Public Library Foundation

The Greendale Public Library Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) organization with the single purpose of raising private funds for the support of the Greendale Public Library. All funds raised by the Greendale Public Library Foundation will be used for the benefit of the Greendale Public Library. 10% of funds raised by the Foundation will be set aside for the Foundation's operating expenses. Gifts, tributes, grants, endowments, and memorials are exempt from this deduction. (Source: Greendale Public Library Foundation Bylaws)

Greendale has a wonderful library because Greendale citizens lend their support. Your gift of $10, $25, $50 or more will help ensure that our library continues to successfully serve our community of readers. You may use any major credit card with the secure link below. 
Gifts for the Greendale Public Library Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.)



Donations By Mail:

You can make your donation via postal mail by sending your check to:

The Greendale Public Library Foundation
c/o Greendale Public Library
5647 Broad St. 
Greendale, WI 53129

Guide to Planned Giving

There are many ways to make charitable contributions to the Greendale Public Library Foundation. Among them are:
  • Gifts of cash
  • Gifts of securities
  • Bequests
  • Gifts of life insurance
  • Gifts of real estate
  • Gifts of retirement plans
  • In-kind
  • Memorials
  • Trusts
Please download the Foundation Brochure for more information.

Please contact the Greendale Public Library Foundation if you are interested in more information. 

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