What Is The Foundation?
The Teton County Library Foundation was established in 1982 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to raise and manage funds to be used solely for the purpose of enhancing library programs, resources and services.
The mission of the Library Foundation is to enable the Teton County Library to realize its mission by generating financial support above and beyond what tax monies can provide. The Foundation accomplishes its mission through raising, receiving, administering and disbursing funds, grants, bequests and gifts. In addition to providing support for the Library, the Foundation assists in identifying and sponsoring programs and enhancements that enrich the offerings of the Teton County Library and add to the cultural life of the community.
All contributions to the Library Foundation are tax deductible and are used to fund or to help fund specific Library needs, which are determined by the Library Foundation Board and the Library Board of Directors.
The Library Foundation has a special public-private relationship with the community. Tax monies provide for the library building and its maintenance, staff salaries and a core collection of materials. Beyond that, through private contributions, the Library Foundation supplements roughly 10 percent of the Library’s overall budget to support enriched programs, technology enhancements, collection development and library services to the residents of Teton County. Supplemental funding is necessary for the library to meet the increased demands for library services. It is through private support that the Teton County Library can continue as a community leader providing information, ideas and inspiration.