The Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends is a 501(c) non-profit organization dedicated to supplementing public funding to expand and enhance the Library's programs and services.
The SCCL Foundation and Friends was established in 2001 by a dedicated group of volunteers for the purpose of raising money for the Santa Clara City Library. The core programs of the Foundation are grant writing, book sales, and individual outreach efforts to support library programs. The Foundation Board actively seeks gifts, grants, and bequests, while the Friends group contributes to this effort by raising funds mostly through the sale of used books that have been donated to the organization. Our contributions to the library have included: working with Kaiser Permanente to support the The Kaiser Permanente Health & Wellness Collection; supporting the city's popular summer reading program; and funding the Brainfuse Online Homework Help program.