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Invest in our most important community institution

The DC Public Library provides skills training, cultural activities, and community engagement that can be found nowhere else in the city.

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The DC Public Library Foundation partners with the DC Public Library to enhance Washington, DC’s public libraries, bringing private philanthropy together with government support to ensure that our libraries deliver the highest quality of service to the District’s residents. With the help of many generous people, the Foundation provides educational programs for children and youth, workforce development training, cultural events, and collection enhancements for DC’s libraries.

DCPLF may designate a portion of some gifts (in most cases eleven percent) to enhance its continued capacity to attract support for the DC Public Library system. These funds also help further DCPLF's marketing efforts to increase visibility and public awareness for Library programs, services, and philanthropic needs.