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About

The mission of the Fund is to provide financial support to the Boston Public Library, ensuring that it remains viable, engaging, accessible, and free to all. The Fund fulfills this mission by working in partnership with the Library, donors, and other funders in supporting BPL programs and special initiatives. Support from the Fund supplements, but does not supplant, other BPL resources, including City of Boston funding.

About

Boston Public Library entrance

The mission of the Fund is to provide financial support to the Boston Public Library, ensuring that it remains viable, engaging, accessible, and free to all. The Fund fulfills this mission by working in partnership with the Library, donors, and other funders in supporting BPL programs and special initiatives. Support from the Fund supplements, but does not supplant, other BPL resources, including City of Boston funding.

Fueling Experimentation & Forging a Stronger Community

More than 170 years ago, a group of Bostonians envisioned a dynamic place of learning where people would enrich their minds and souls, advance the spirit of democracy, and discover a retreat that was free to all.

Now, a new generation of Bostonians is working to catapult the Boston Public Library into its next era. The Boston Public Library Fund fuels the experimentation and innovation necessary to ensure that our library not only addresses the broad needs of our communities, but also empowers the people of Boston to shape and realize an audacious future for our city and beyond.

The Fund isn’t about nice-to-haves. Your support positions us to experiment and bring bold new ideas to life, develop innovative services that strengthen our community, and ensure that the BPL’s world-class spaces and collections are preserved and accessible for generations. Gifts to the Fund also strengthen our efforts to transform learning for 21st-century students, honor our obligation to offer an environment where all voices are heard, and create new ways for people to immerse themselves in their passions, encounter new ideas, and broaden their horizons.

Founding Investors

 We are enormously grateful to the following enlightened funders for their generous commitment to the success of the Boston Public Library Fund through their capacity-building grants.

GIFT policies & Reports

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