How to donate to the Foundation

The specific purpose for which the corporation is formed is educational and charitable through the support of the Sonoma County Public Library System as well as other organizations, programs, and/or activities that aim to promote the use of library resources, enthusiasm for reading and/or increased literacy for Sonoma County residents.

The Foundation is a non-profit organization. Your donations are put to good use in our libraries!

Donations in any amount make a difference and are gratefully accepted!

Online Donations

Click the Donate Button to make a secure donation with your credit card, debit card or Paypal account.  Thank you for your support!


For Donations by Check

Make checks payable to:
Sonoma County Public Library Foundation
PO Box 1402
Santa Rosa, CA 95402-1402

Honorary and Memorial Gifts

For that friend or relative who has everything, a donation to the Foundation in their honor is a thoughtful and meaningful gift. Memorial donations are an excellent way to honor the legacy of those who were committed to increasing literacy or valued the library and its role in the community.


The Foundation has an endowment fund designed specifically to accommodate bequests. You may choose to designate the Foundation Endowment Fund as a beneficiary in your will, trust or life insurance policy. Your estate planner can provide more information and help you to set this up.

Other Ways To Support the Foundation

It’s easy to be a Foundation benefactor without ever writing a check. Three plans are available for anyone to contribute to the Foundation: Amazon Smile, GoodSearch/GoodShop and eScrip.

Amazon Smile

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at

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On the homepage, choose “Sonoma County Public Library Foundation” as the charity you wish to support. Do your search and know that you’re contribution will be added to all others doing the same.

By choosing GoodSearch (powered by Yahoo!) as your web search engine, you are sending a penny to the library every time you do a search. “A penny?” you might ask. Yes, a penny! For every search, one cent is given to the library. The searches and pennies add up to make a real difference.

In addition, over a thousand merchants donate varying percentages of your online purchases to the library through GoodShop. Several examples of merchants and their donations are: Avon, 4%; Barnes & Noble, 3%; Amazon, .5 – 1.5%;, 7%; Macy’s, 1.5 – 2.5 %; and Target, 1.5 – 3.5%. Each of these merchants offers specific discount coupons to be honored only through GoodShop shopping.

Every time you do a web search or make an online purchase, you can benefit the library. This is a “can’t lose” method.

Another “can’t lose” method of helping raise funds for the Foundation is eScrip. Through this plan, you simply register your grocery cards, credit/debit card and retail credit cards that you use for purchases. When you use any of these cards with a participating merchant, a contribution is automatically sent to our library.

Just by registering your cards with eScrip, every time you shop, you are earning money for our library.

To sign up, simply go to Click on “membership,” then “sign up.” The six steps are easy to follow and your membership in this program lasts a year. Registering your cards is free, easy and secure.