The Seattle Public Library Foundation

The Seattle Public Library Foundation was established in 1980 by a group of far-sighted citizens who understood that a great Library wouldn't be possible through public funding alone. The Foundation has continued its original vision of generating private-sector support to supplement tax-based funding. The result has been improved collections, expanded programs, and enhanced services. The Foundation's fund-raising efforts focus on three key areas: collections, programs, and facilities. With funding from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, the Library can offer a wide range of innovative programs and resources.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(3/4)|86.14 Score


(3/4)|80.41 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|100 Score



Headquarter Address

1000 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104