Every Donation Counts
Have questions about a year-end gift you'd love to make before midnight December 31, but it's after office hours? Call our Donor Help Line at 415.254.8658 and somebody will be there to help you.
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.
Additional Ways to Support Friends:
GIVE BY PHONE
Call us at (415) 254-8658
GIVE BY MAIL
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
710 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
LEAVE A LEGACY
Want to leave a gift or part of your estate to benefit the Library for future generations to enjoy? Please click here for more information on planned giving or contact our Executive Director, Marie Ciepiela, at (415) 477-5220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MATCH YOUR GIFT
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 Mario Lemos at (415) 477-5231 or email@example.com.
DONATE YOUR BOOKS & MEDIA
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.
Book Donation Center
Address: 1630 17th Street (between Wisconsin & Carolina)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. & Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
If you have any questions about book donations, please contact our Donation Center Manager, Richie Thomas, at (415) 522-8606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STOCKS & SECURITIES
To make gifts of stock please fill out our Stocks Gift Transfer Form (very bottom of this page). For questions, please contact our Executive Director, Marie Ciepiela, at (415) 477-5220 or email@example.com.
SUPPORT YOUR BRANCH / SPECIAL LIBRARY PROGRAM
For information on how you can make a gift that supports your favorite neighborhood branch or Library program, please get in touch with our Executive Director, Marie Ciepiela, at (415) 477-5220 or email Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last year volunteers donated approximately 21,648 hours of their time, valued at $581,669! Volunteers assist in almost every aspect of our organization, from bookselling to data processing to event managing. Find out how you can become involved and support Friends with your time!
Have furniture, electronics, clothing or house wares to donate? Community Thrift in San Francisco accepts these donations and then donates funds back to Friends! Click here for more information.
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 document and process the DMV paperwork. 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.)
Thank you for supporting Friends! Please get in touch with us if you have any questions: email@example.com / (415) 626-7500