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FFRPL is the 501(c)(3) charity that raises funds, presents programssupports special projectshelps create specialized spaces, and purchases supplemental materials & equipment for the Rochester Public Library.

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FFRPL is a ‘gold-level’ participant with Candid/GuideStar.

General donations


Click here to donate (link opens in separate secure window).

By phone

For questions about donations — or to make a donation by phone — please call or email Holly Hammond, our Annual Campaign & Database Manager : 585.428.8324 ~ holly.hammond@libraryweb.org

By mail

Please complete the Annual Campaign form here

Checks can be made payable to “Friends & Foundation of RPL” and mailed with the Annual Campaign form to Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County | 115 South Avenue | Rochester, NY 14604. If there is a specific project or program you want to support, please include that information on the memo line.

If your business/employer is a United Way partner, make FFRPL your charity of choice

United Way (UW) – FFRPL is designated donor ID# 3369

Tribute gifts

Honor a loved one with an FFRPL gift

Printable Donation Form

Make a donation in memory Nancy Tonucci.

Please contact FFRPL’s Holly Hammond to request a personalized donation page

Make a donation through a Donor Advised Fund

Contact Donna Borgus, Executive Director, Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library, 585-428-8321

For your reference, the federal tax identification number (EIN) for Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library is 16-1347453

Make a Qualified Charitable Distribution from an IRA

View/download the form

Planned giving

Learn more about Planned Giving here

Allocating your gift

Unrestricted gifts allow FFRPL the greatest flexibility to respond to urgent Library needs.

If you prefer to restrict your gift to a specific area, please consider these funds.

Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries
Established October 2006
To further education for librarians and library staff with training provided by Rochester Regional Library Council; and to further innovative library projects and programs at Rochester Regional Library Council member libraries and the Monroe County Library and Pioneer Library Systems and their member libraries

Equality Fund for Humanity & Enlightenment 
Established November 2017
The income from the fund will be used for library resources, programs and materials, in pursuit of
a world free of discrimination, to promote education and equality of opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA) people, especially those who intersect with any or all of the following: youth, impoverished people, feminists, people of color, immigrants and all members of the public who wish to educate themselves regarding the above people. All resources, programs and materials are to be secular in point of view, and materials and resources in the sciences or social sciences must be based on research conducted using the scientific method.

Evelyn Bailey Shoulders to Stand On Endowed Fund

Established 2021

To provide staff and resources to preserve and share the history of Rochester’s LGBTQ+ community

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