Ways to Give

Give Now | Matching GiftsLeave a Legacy | Gifts of Stock | Donate Books | Amazon SmileDonor‑Advised Funds |  Contact Us

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.


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:


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