Ways to Give

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

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.

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:

Matching Gifts

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


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.

AmazonSmile 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 or email Mary Jane Perna, Interim Fund Development Officer, at (831) 646-5632 or email info@investinmpl.org