Support the Library

The Free Library of Philadelphia creatively serves our communities every day, in person and online. Through the generosity of individuals and organizations, the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation funds many of the Library's vital programs that make a difference throughout our region.

Donor support enables the Free Library of Philadelphia to provide countless resources and services to millions across the city and beyond each year. And there are as many ways to support the Free Library as there are reasons to give!

The Free Library Fund

While the City of Philadelphia provides for the Free Library's facilities and infrastructure, critical programs and community resources are only made possible with private annual support. The Free Library Fund sustains our mission to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity throughout the city.


The Free Library Foundation is pleased to offer three distinct annual membership programs:

Gifts of Cash

You may make your gift online now, or send your check, made out to the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, or credit card information to:

The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation
PO BOX 7512
Philadelphia, PA 19101-7512

Gifts of Stock and Wire Transfer

The Free Library Foundation welcomes gifts of stocks and by wire transfer. When making your gift, please contact the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation at 215-567-7710 or to inform us of your gift.

Gifts of Stock
Firm: First Clearing
DTC: 0141
FBO: Wells Fargo Advisors LLC
Customer: Free Library of Philadelphia
Account Number: 3358-1346
Wells Fargo Advisors Contact: Financial Advisor: Jason Bender @ 610-832-7650

Fund Transfers
Bank Name: PNC
Bank ABA#: 031000053
Account name: Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation
Account Number: 85-5883-1133

Planned Giving

Bequests, charitable gift annuities (CGA), or gifts of plans or policies help ensure that the Free Library will continue to transform lives for generations to come.

Corporate Giving

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

Gifts made in honor or in memory of someone special pay tribute to your loved ones and the Free Library.

In-Kind Gifts

The Free Library accepts gifts of goods and services.

Matching Gifts

Making gifts through your employer's matching gift program doubles the impact of your support.