Our Mission

The Forest Grove Library Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides support to the Forest Grove City Library through the procurement of private funds. Established in 2000, the Foundation helps to provide an atmosphere of excellence for the library by enhancing the facility and adding to the variety and quality of services and programs offered.

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Current Foundation Project

The current Foundation project — to raise $250,000 for furniture, art and signage — got underway in September 2010 with leadership gifts. One-hundred percent of the membership of the Forest Grove City Council, the Library Commission, the Friends of the Library and the Library Foundation — 21 leaders in the community and library supporters all — donated funds to show their support for the Foundation’s project.

With the hiring of a grant writer, three grant requests were also submitted in September. A month later word came that two of the three requests were granted: Juan Young Trust for $5,000; and Oregon Community Foundation for $10,000. The OCF commitment is a matching grant that we will receive only when all fundraising is complete.

The Forest Grove Library Foundation depends on individual gifts, big and small, to improve our library. Watch for the community fundraising events in 2011 that will help our library‘s story unfold.