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Richmond Public Library Foundation


Main Library
101 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Richmond Public Library Foundation supports Richmond Public Library’s mission to Inform, Enrich, and Empower. Through grants, individual, and corporate donations, the Foundation supports new Library programs and community resources. Thank you for being here, you make us a better and stronger library system with your involvement. The Foundation is not a grant making organization.

Your donations support valuable library programs like:

RVA reads event at a Richmond preschool
RVA Reads promotes early literacy skills in all of Richmond’s five regional preschool centers.
VSU choir singing at Main Library
The Gellman Room Concert series has been providing free concerts to the public since 1973.
An exhibit from Main Library's Richmond Room
The Richmond Room is the home of Richmond Public Library’s Business, Law, and Nonprofit resources. It also houses our Local History and Special Collections.

Become a Volunteer with RVA Reads

RVA Reads volunteers read and gift books to kids across the City of Richmond, working in Richmond Public Schools, in Richmond’s Five Regional Preschool Centers, Daycares, and more.

How can I help?

A tax-deductible gift to the Foundation helps us support the Library. You help us buy new books, offer new interactive and expanded programs, build home libraries for young Richmonders, and offer Richmond residents a wide range of free resources. Your gifts make a difference daily for all of us in the City, thank you.

Board of Directors

Emeritus Dean of Libraries and University Librarian Virginia Commonwealth University

Community Volunteer

BROWNBAYLOR™ creative strategy and marketing agency

Richmond Public Library

Virginia Community College System

Dominion Energy


Educational Consultant

Friends of the Richmond Public Library

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Initiatives of Change USA

Leadership Metro Richmond

Verizon Wireless

Community Volunteer

Troutman Pepper

McGuireWoods Consulting LLC

Commonwealth of Virginia

Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia

Friends of Richmond Public Library

Hanover County

Library Board of Trustees

Foundation Financial Reports

Foundation Impact Report