Funding Our Libraries
Led by a 40-member Board of Directors, SAPLF has contributed more than $48 million in ﬁnancial support and added awareness to improve our public libraries. The Foundation’s steadfast advocacy and public awareness efforts have played a role in increases to the Library’s city-funded budgets – resulting in branch expansions, extended operational hours, and a boost in materials budgets. The Library Foundation supports a wide range of Public Library programs targeted to all ages and needs, with new programming and technology introduced regularly to meet the growing and changing demands of the community. Endowments and grants to the Foundation have helped fund adult, teen, and children’s areas in many branches, replete with advanced technology and materials.