RPL Foundation

Richmond Public Library Foundation

Thank you for visiting the Richmond Public Library Foundation

The RPL Foundation is a charitable non-profit created to further promote and develop the Library's mission and its programs. Through grants and donations, the Foundation aims to extend the Library's public programming and community outreach, enabling the Library to become more accessible and responsive to its patrons.


The Richmond Public Library Foundation supports a resilient and vibrant community through philanthropic investment in the Richmond Public Library


Every gift is a spark that creates opportunity

What We Do

Additional financial support enables the Foundation to:



  • Aids the Library as it responds to the needs of its community


  • Accept gifts, grants, bequests, and other funds given to strengthen the Library system.

Community Bonds

  • Deepen community connections with individuals, businesses, and other foundations.

Extra Support

  • Augment the annual City of Richmond's Library budget, which focuses on buildings and staff.

Public Investment

  • Provide an opportunity for the public to invest in their library, a public resource that is open to any and all City residents.

Programs & More

  • Finance programs, projects and events.

How can I support the Library?

Strengthen the Richmond Public Library System through a tax-deductible gift today.

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RPLF Board of Directors

John Ulmschneider
Nissa Lipowicz
Rich Peterson
Scott Firestine
Trevor Cox
Emily Altman
Peter Blake
Fran Bradford
J. Dontrese Brown
Brenda Drew
Hollee Freeman
Joanne V. Frye
Jennifer Goins
The Hon. C.N. Jenkins Jr.
Patricia Kelly Kyle
Lyn Kyle Manson
Sue McFadden Patow
Jennifer D. Mullen
Marshall P. Pearsall
Felix Schapiro