Library Foundations


What is a Foundation?

From The Foundation Center, a brief essay on definitions and resources for further help with understanding what a foundation is and is not. Don't miss the very short, "plain language" definition of a foundation in the Youth in Philanthropy section.

Wisconsin Trustee Essential 24: Library Friends and Library Foundations [pdf]

You might want to compare the discussion of Friends and Foundations here with those in the article about Missouri Foundations.

How to Organize a Foundation [pdf]

A fact sheet from United for Libraries Friends & Foundations Fact Sheets.

Sample Foundation Pages