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Our Mission, Vision, and Values

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Our Vision

Power Our Library. Empower Every Chicagoan.

Our Mission

The Chicago Public Library Foundation accelerates the potential of our public library by investing in resources that transform lives and communities.

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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.

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