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Our Mission

We are a diverse group of volunteers who advance the Concord Public Library through promotion, advocacy and fundraising.

The Foundation, through its Board, friends and associates will:

  • Promote and champion the library to new and existing audiences.
  • Advocate for the changing needs of the library and its patrons.
  • Raise and disburse funds that supplement monies provided annually by the City of Concord, particularly for capital expenditures, programming, and special projects.

The Concord Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that is a separate and distinct entity from the Concord Public Library, which is funded by the City of Concord.

Use the Concord Public Library Foundation nonprofit Tax ID #02-6004782 if you need it making a contribution.

Why do we need a foundation for a tax-supported institution?


The Concord Public Library is a department of the City of Concord, which through the City of Concord budget process provides funding for staff, collections, facilities, and operating expenses.

The Concord Public Library Foundation partners with the private sector to secure funds to support programs and resources that are above and beyond what is included in the City budget. Past successes of the Concord Public Library Foundation include: technology upgrades; upgrades to the Children’s Room; numerous contributions to library furnishings, equipment, and materials; and sponsorship of special projects and events to “promote and champion the library to new and existing audiences.”