Support the Fund

With your support of the Boston Public Library Fund, we will imagine an even better library—and a brighter future for Boston and beyond.

Support
the Fund

With your support of the Boston Public Library Fund, we will imagine an even better library—and a brighter future for Boston and beyond.

Giving opportunities

Patrons of the Courtyard >

Join the Fund’s community of annual leadership-giving donors.

Gift Planning >

Become a member of the 1848 Society with your legacy gift.

Conservators >

Establish a monthly, recurring gift to provide reliable support to the Library.

Dedicate a Book >

Give the gift of reading while supporting innovation at the Boston Public Library.

Institutional Giving >

We are proud to partner with corporations and foundations across Greater Boston.

Illuminating Bates >

Dedicate one of Bates Hall’s iconic green lamps.

Take a Seat >

Name a seat in the Central Library’s Rabb Hall in honor of a loved one.

Brightening Boylston >

Name a reading lamp in the Boylston Street Building.

Sponsor an Alcove >

Support the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center.

Get Involved

Emerging Leaders >

Join the Fund’s Board for young Bostonians.

Crowdfunding >

Use your online network to grow support for the Library.

Marathon Team >

Apply to become a member Team BPL and run the Boston Marathon!

Ways to Give

Checks may be made payable to the Boston Public Library Fund and mailed to the Boston Public Library Fund, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116.

The Fund accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Credit card gifts can be made here or by mailing to the address listed above.

The donor-advised fund (DAF) is becoming an increasingly popular way to make a charitable gift. DAFs can provide you with immediate tax benefits while making your charitable giving easier. Learn more and recommend a gift using DAF Direct by clicking here, or contact Carol Estes-Schwartz at cestes@bplfund.org.

A gift of appreciated securities provides benefits like an immediate charitable deduction for the full market value of the stock and avoidance of capital gains taxes that would normally be due upon sale. Click here to learn more about how to make a donation of stock to the Boston Public Library Fund.

Wire your gift from anywhere in the world and in any currency (subject to limits imposed by US laws and regulations) directly to the Fund. Your bank of choice should be able to complete this process for you. Please contact Kyle Lindsay, Assistant Director of Advancement Services, for the Fund bank account information by calling 617-859-2030 or emailing klindsay@bplfund.org.

Many employers will match your gift to the Boston Public Library Fund. By completing a matching gift form through your company, you may be able to double, or even triple, the impact of your gift. Click here to see if your company will match your gift. 

Gift Policies

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