Our Mission, Vision, and Values
Power Our Library. Empower Every Chicagoan.
The Chicago Public Library Foundation accelerates the potential of our public library by investing in resources that transform lives and communities.
We believe that achieving change in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging requires us to invest thoughtfully in Library programs, and engage collaboratively with our community
To accelerate social change, we must amplify the community-focused work of this city’s most trusted institution.
Private investment is essential to the public good. Connecting philanthropists at all levels with meaningful opportunities to transform lives and communities.