I was very eager to assist with the Richmond District Library Campaign because the library has been very important to my family over the years.  The library is life; we need to nurture it and help it grow. I am proud to support this vital institution in our community.

— Carole Jan Lee, Richmond District Library Campaign donor

Donate Today

Make a Difference in Your Community with a Gift to Friends

It's easy to support programs, services, collections and branch improvements at the San Francisco Public Library by donating to Friends. Gifts of any size make a difference. 

Have any questions?  Give us a call at 415.626.7500.

Give by Mail
Send your donation to:
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
c/o Development
710 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Planned Giving
Want to leave a gift or part of your estate to benefit the Library for future generations to enjoy? Find out the different ways to give here.

Matching Gifts
More than 7,500 companies offer matching gift programs to their employees and some offer the option to retirees.
These companies match, double or even triple the amount an employee gives to a charitable organization. Contact your human resources department for more information or contact Steven Peno at  415.626.7512 ext. 105 or  steven.peno@friendssfpl.org.

Stocks and Securities
To make gifts of stock, download and complete this form and send it to  Bob Daffeh at 710 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA, 94102 or contact him at 415.626.7512 x108, bob.daffeh@friendssfpl.org

Book Donations
Donate your books and media to Friends!  Each year we receive nearly a million donated books, which we in turn resell to the public through our bookstores and a number of book sales

Community Thrift Partnership
Have furniture, electronics, clothing or house wares?  Community Thrift in San Francisco accepts these donations and then donates funds back to Friends!  Click here for more information about Community Thrift.

Car Donation Services
Donating your car, truck, motorcycle or boat is a great way to support the library. Car Donation Services makes it easy--they'll pick up the vehicle at no charge to you, provide you with a donation receipt and all tax related documents, process the DMV paperwork and the vehicle doesn't even need to be in working condition. 

For more information on how to donate your vehicle, click here or call 1-888-686-4483. Be sure to let them know you want the proceeds from your vehicle to benefit Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.