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Big changes are coming to the Richmond Public Library and you can be a part of the excitement.  The City of Richmond is renovating all library locations, with our Belmont, Broad Rock, East End, Hull Street, North Avenue, and Westover Hills branches now open after extensive renovations.  Your gift to the Richmond Public Library Foundation can enhance these improvements by helping to increase our collections, sponsor new programs, and support new educational opportunities for our patrons.
With your support the Richmond Public Libraries thrive.  Thank you for making a donation today!
You can donate by mailing your check to:
Richmond Public Library Foundation
101 E. Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Or contact Karin Hansen in the foundation office
Other ways to give:

Your Virginia State Tax Refund

On Line 23 of Virginia Tax Form 760, enter the Richmond Public Library Foundation's contribution code 214501 and the amount you wish to give.  It can be part , or all, of your refund.  You can also make a donation even if you are not receiving a refund.   For assistance with making your voluntary donation, go to or by calling the Library Foundation at 646-5511.

United Way
Easy and convenient payroll deductions can be made through the United Way.  Please ask your employer how to enroll.  Gifts through the United Way are made to the Richmond Public Library Foundation, designation code 4530. 
Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC)
State employees can also make donations to the Foundation through payroll deductions.  Simply designate the Library through the CVC, designation code 3308.
Matching Gift Programs
Many employers offer you the chance to double your donation through a matching gift program.  Please ask your employer if they offer such a program.  Your employer may ask for the Federal Tax ID number, which is 54-1856348.
Planned & Estate Giving
Planned gifts have a tremendous impact on our library.  You can make a gift from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), through a Will or Trust, or from Appreciated Stocks, Mutual Funds and Bonds.  The Foundation can also establish an Endowment Fund to honor or memorialize a loved one.  Endowments honor the legacy of a donor while providing funding for generations to come.  Please call the Foundation office at 804.646.5511 for more information on how you can make a planned gift to the Richmond Public Library Foundation.
Donation of time
You can also donate your time to the Richmond Public Library.  Click on our Volunteer page for ways you can help the Richmond Public Library with this valuable gift.