Support Your Libraries. The Gateway to Your Future.

At the heart of our community, our Library provides a place where everyone can learn, create, study and explore. The San José Public Library Foundation was established in 1987 by a group of community volunteers who understood that a great Library system needed more than public funding.

Your Support Helps. Our libraries make a difference in the lives of everyone in our communities, and support from individuals like you is vital to our success. A gift today is a gift for the future!

A quick and easy way to double your contribution is through employee giving programs.

Many corporations match employee (or the spouse of an employee, or retiree) donations to our organization.

If you volunteer with the San Jose Public Library, your employer may also provide us with a grant as a way to recognize your ongoing support. 

Thanks for checking to see if your company offers these programs!

Our Information


San José Public Library Foundation
PO Box 611540
San Jose, CA 95161-1540

Tax ID / EIN
Contact Person
Nicole Chitty, Development Director

Frequently Asked Questions

What are employee matching gift programs?

Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations.

It's an easy way to double your contribution to us!

What are volunteer grant programs?

Volunteer grant programs are corporate giving programs in which companies provide monetary donations to organizations where employees volunteer regularly.

If you volunteer with us, it's an easy way to provide us with additional financial support!

How do I request a matching gift or volunteer grant?

Requesting a matching gift or volunteer grant is normally a five minute process which must be initiated by the donor / volunteer. You can do this by filling out and submitting a paper match form provided by your employer or through an electronic submission process.

Please search our database for company specific information.

How is this information obtained?

We partner with a company called Double the Donation. If you see anything that should be changed, please email Double the Donation's team at

What if I still have questions?

For questions regarding your company's programs, please contact your employer's HR or community giving department. Much of the necessary information is also available on your company intranet.

For questions regarding submitting a matching gift or volunteer grant request to us, please contact us using the information provided on this page.