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. 

Donate Books

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

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