Ways to Give

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Make a Gift Now

The need for a strong library is greater than ever.

Donate online

Donate by mail

Make your check payable to Monterey Public Library Friends & Foundation  and mail to:

Monterey Public Library Friends & Foundation 
625 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Matching Gifts

To increase the impact of your gift, find out if your employer offers a matching gift.

Leave a Legacy 

You can help ensure the Library is enjoyed for generations to come by:

An endowment or planned gift to the Monterey Public Library Friends & Foundation establishes a legacy that will be enjoyed by new generations of customers who will visit the Library for dynamic programs and vital resources. Whether you make a gift to the MPL endowment or a planned (deferred gift), the Library welcomes you into the 1849 Legacy Society.

All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. The MPL Friends & Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID is #91-1976593.

We are happy to work with you and your financial advisors. For more information, please call Mary Jane Perna, Interim Fund Development Officer, at (831) 646-5632 or email info@investinmpl.org.

Gifts of Stock

Giving gifts of stock is easy — and offers advantages to the donor.

Your gift of appreciated stock or securities can easily be made by direct transfer between brokerage accounts. Your charitable deduction is the fair market value of the stock on date of transfer, and you eliminate paying capital gains tax on the difference between the current value and the original cost of the stock.

Instructions on transferring stock to the MPL Friends & Foundation, and downloadable templates are linked below. Please notify us of your intention to transfer stock, and we’ll let you know as soon as your transfer is received.

The Friends & Foundation appreciates donations of gently-used books. Find out what we can accept and how to donate here.

Amazon Smile

Visit Amazon Smile to support the library while you shop. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to MPLF&F.
Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know. Same account, same products, same prices, same service.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Library or how you can support the Friends & Foundation, please call Mary Jane Perna, Interim Fund Development Officer, at (831) 646-5632 or email info@investinmpl.org

Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds are the fastest-growing giving method and a tax-efficient way to manage charitable donations. Donor-advised funds allow donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants from the fund over time.

Clients of Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and BNY Mellon can easily make a designation through the DAFDirect form:

 

IRA Rollover Gifts

If you are 701/2 or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit the Library and receive tax benefits in return. You can give any amount up to $100,000 per year from your IRA to a qualified charity, such as the MPL Friends & Foundation, without having to pay income taxes on the money. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD for short.

To make a Qualified Charitable Distribution

  1. Contact Mary Jane Perna at (831) 646-5632 or info@investinmpl.org for more information about making an IRA gift.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. Ask your IRA administrator about making a direct transfer to the MPL Friends & Foundation or have the administrator send a check from your account to us. (To be tax-free, the donation must go directly from your account to the MPL Friends & Foundation, without passing through your hands.)

Legal Name: Monterey Public Library Friends and Foundation
Address: 625 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Federal Tax ID Number: 91-197-6593