The Jefferson County Library Foundation (JCLF) is the fundraising and advocacy nonprofit that supports and advocates for Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL). Our funding provides library-related services for which tax dollars are not available. Our focus is widespread to address the many needs of our growing Jeffco population – with emphasis on those from disadvantaged, low-income and socially challenged backgrounds.
In 1966, JCPL created a 501(c) (3) corporation called the Jefferson County Public Library Trust & Endowment Association, designed to provide a way for patrons, citizens and supporters of the public library to make tax-deductible donations and bequests to JCPL. In 1984, the Jefferson County Library Foundation was filed as the trade name for the Trust & Endowment Association. Soon afterward, the JCPL Board of Trustees appointed the first JCLF board of directors.
The mission of JCLF is: to support and enrich the capabilities, resources and services of the Jefferson County Public Library through fundraising and advocacy efforts that benefit our diverse community. We adhere to that mission by providing funding support for library services, activities, events and programs benefiting babies, toddlers, preschoolers, grade school-age children, adolescents, students, life-long learners, parents, business owners, entrepreneurs, special-needs populations, adults, retirees and seniors in Jefferson County.