The Friends make grants to support and strengthen the programs, collection and services of The Seattle Public Library and to raise them to a level of excellence beyond the baseline funding provided by the City of Seattle. Grants are made only to The Seattle Public Library and The Seattle Public Library Foundation. The Friends are always interested in using their grants to secure matching funds for the Library. 

The Friends are particularly interested in funding these areas:
  • Resources for cultural communities
  • Resources for children and adults
  • Seed money for new initiatives
  • New methods of information delivery
  • Targeted collections or materials needs
  • City Librarian’s discretionary fund

2014 Library Grants:

Job skills classes $ 20,000
Movie screenings at the Library $ 18,450
Raise-a-Reader program $ 6,000
 GiveBig campaign $ 5,000

2013 Library Grants:

Teen Space & other Teen Programs $ 20,000
Talk Time materials $ 3,000
Vietnamese Engagement Pilot $ 10,000
System-wide Program Fund $ 20,000
 GiveBig campaign $ 5,000

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