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About Us



The Grand County Library Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) entity, encourages, solicits, receives, holds and manages gifts, bequests, and reserves on behalf of the Grand County Library District (hereafter referred to as Library), so that these assets and their earnings may provide ongoing support for facilities, staff, programs and services to help in achieving the Library’s vision to be “The Peak of Excellence in Mountain Libraries, Spanning the Divide”.

The goal of the Foundation is to enhance, not replace, traditional tax-based support for the Library by:

  • Building an endowment to ensure the viability and sustainability of the Library.
  • Seeking additional funds to support enhanced Library operations.
  • Managing Library investments for the present and future benefits of the Library.

How are the Grand County Library Foundation and The Friends of the Grand County Library, Inc. different?

The Grand County Library Foundation's purpose is to enhance, not replace, traditional tax-based support for the Library by building an endowment to ensure the viability and sustainability of the library and to seek additional funds to support enhanced library operations.

Since 1984, the Friends of the Grand County Library, Inc. have had great success in direct fundraising activities including book sales, progressive dinners, pie sales, and special events like the Tops of the Rockies. The Foundation is very supportive of the Friends, and in light of this relationship, the first $25 of a donation of $100 or more will go toward membership in the Friends organization.