The WCDPL Foundation, created in 1994 by the Library Board of Trustees, exists to secure the long-term financial position of the library. The Foundation raises and invests funds to meet current and future Library needs. The Foundation works to secure gifts through a planned-giving program, an annual campaign, and an annual summer benefit.
The WCDPL Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation organized to receive and administer private funds. Invested funds are administered on behalf of the WCDPL Foundation by the Greater Toledo Community Foundation.
The WCDPL Foundation's primary goals are to provide support for:
Acquisition of Quality, In-Demand Books and Materials
As the costs of books (print, large print, audio- & e-books), magazines, research databases, digital content platforms, and other resources increase, more people depend on the library's collections to stay informed. The Library offers many resources to encourage early literacy development, family literacy, lifelong learning, and popular reading.
Children's Services & Early Literacy Development
Research has shown that today's library patrons used the library as children. Programming reaches children and helps make the library and reading an important part of their lives.
The Foundation Series
This author and speaker series was formed to bring widely recognized, engaging, and stimulating, speakers to our community. Continued support is needed to ensure that the library can continue to provide vibrant and creative experiences for our community to explore, discover, and learn.
Local History and Genealogy Services
Preserving and sharing family and community history is a core part of the library's role. Print and digital resources permit in-depth research. Digitization of local information (newspapers, photographs, documents, etc.) expands the library’s ability to deliver unique local content to the entire world.