Your Gift Supports the New Haven Free Public Library.

There are many ways to give to NHFPL!

To give online, visit

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

NHFPL Foundation
133 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Please explore the additional ways to give to the New Haven Free Public Library listed below.


Every time you go to and shop, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate up to 0.5% of eligible purchases to the NHFPL. On AmazonSmile, you’ll find the same prices, selection and all your Amazon account information will be used.  Help us purchase books and materials, offer services and programs, and meet the wide-ranging needs of New Haven.

Follow the link below to find out more and don’t forget to select the New Haven Free Public Library as your charitable organization!

Learn More About Giving With AmazonSmile.

Gifts of Stocks and Securities
The NHFPL Foundation accepts the transfer of securities directly from you or from your broker. With tax advantages for the donor, many individuals have provided gifts to the Library through a gift of appreciated securities.

For details, please contact Lauren Bisio at 203.946.7454 or


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. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form. You compete and sign the form and mail it to us. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Questions?  Please contact Lauren Bisio at 203.946.7454 or


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

For details, please contact Lauren Bisio at 203.946.7454 or


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.

If you’d like to honor your values by making the library a part of your will, please contact Lauren Bisio at 203.946.7454 or


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.

If your business or organization is interested in partnering with the library, please contact Lauren Bisio at 203.946.7454 or