Who We Are

Together, keeping our library strong for generations.

The Johnson County Library Foundation’s mission is to build an endowment for the Library’s collection and secure support for life-long learning programs offered at Johnson County Library.

The Johnson County Library Foundation helps the Library build its collection and resources, offer programs for patrons of all ages, and better serve the needs of our community. We do this by securing and managing donations from individuals, businesses, and foundations to support the Library above and beyond what public funding provides.

Since its establishment in 1996, the Foundation has supported:

  • Collection and resource enrichment
  • Youth homework assistance
  • Art and community engagement programs
  • Early literacy initiatives
  • Youth-at-risk programs
  • Technology enhancement

The IRS recognizes the Foundation as a 501(c)(3) organization and a 509(a)(1) public charity, making all charitable gifts to the foundation 100% tax deductible. Each year, the Johnson County Library Foundation has an independent audit conducted.

Also, the Johnson County Library Foundation is reviewed each year by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation for inclusion in their Nonprofit Search where in-depth information about the Foundation can be found.

Your investment in Johnson County Library generates a 300% return.