Inspire Curiosity: Support the Free Library!

The Free Library is one of the most important and widely used educational and cultural institutions in Greater Philadelphia. Each year, we welcome 6 million visitors to our 54 neighborhood libraries and the Rosenbach and millions more to We offer 25,000 engaging and enlightening programs for all ages, circulate more than 7 million items, and preserve hundreds of thousands of rare and unique items in our special collections, from ancient cuneiform tablets to the personal letters of Charles Dickens.

We simply couldn’t do it without you.

Through the generosity of private support, the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation supports many of the Library’s incredible programs that enhance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity throughout our region.

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Ways to Give

Learn more about the many ways you can support the Free Library Foundation in order to make the gift that’s right for you:

  • Annual Giving

    Private gifts provide crucial support for the Free Library's incredible programs and services. The Free Library Fund supports the areas of highest need at all 54 libraries throughout the city. The George S. Pepper Society recognizes those who make a gift of $1,500 or more annually and the Raven Society honors young professionals who make a gift of $100 or more annually.

  • Planned Giving

    By making a planned gift—a bequest, Charitable Gift Annuity, or a gift of plans or policies—you help ensure that the Library will continue to transform lives for generations to come.

  • Corporate Giving

    The opportunities for corporate involvement at the Free Library are as diverse as our programs. The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is an Educational Improvement Organization (EIO).

  • Tribute Gifts

    Tribute gifts are made in honor or in memory of someone special to you.

  • In-Kind Gifts

    Support the Library with a gift of goods or services.

  • Matching Gifts

    Double your impact when you support the Library through your employer’s matching gift program.

  • Volunteer

    Volunteering at the Free Library of Philadelphia is a rewarding and fun experience. Our volunteers facilitate workshops, help departments maintain their collections, assist with special events, and more!