Your gift supports the collections, programs and services of the New Haven Free Public Library.

To give online, visit here.

Note: please use this link to make donations to the fund being established for garden and beautification projects at New Haven Public Library buildings in memory of John Jessen. Simply indicate your donation is in memory of John.

To give by check, please make it out to NHFPL Foundation and mail to:

NHFPL Foundation
133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Amazon Smile

Did you know that by shopping at a portion of your eligible purchases will be donated back to the Library. Don’t forget to select the New Haven Free Public Library as your charitable organization or turn AmazonSmile “on” in the app, and support your public library every time you shop on Amazon!

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, contact your Human Resources Department. The impact of your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Honorary or
Memorial Gifts

A gift made in one’s name is a meaningful way to remember or honor a beloved family member, respected friend, or colleague. When you make a Memorial or Honorary gift to the NHFPL Foundation, we’ll send your honoree or their family a grateful letter acknowledging your generosity.

Leave the Library
in Your Will

It seems to be in our nature to want to leave something behind for others. That’s always been true for the NHFPL. From Mary E. Ives’ transformational gift in 1906 which established the Ives Main library building, the library has been shaped by the philanthropic values of thoughtful and visionary donors.

Corporate Giving and Sponsorships

Our generous corporate partners provide funds for innovative programs like the ReadMobile and incentives and awards for Summer Reading Club participants. They underwrite educational programs like our Poetry Contest and sponsor Mardi Gras, our annual fundraising event that brings in over $50,000 to support the library.

For more information about any of these options, please contact Manmita Dutta at 203.946.8130 or [email protected].