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Who We Are

The Library Foundation of Hancock County, Inc. incorporated in 1995 and is a not-for-profit tax exempt 501 (c) (3) organization that seeks private funding to provide the Margin of Excellence funds for the Hancock County Library System.

Our mission

The mission of the The Library Foundation is:

  • to strengthen the Hancock County Library System's value to community
  • to fund special projects and endowments
  • to inspire community interest and involvement

Our vision

Our vision is to be a leading library foundation. We strive to build public and private initiatives that provide opportunities to enrich life-long learning throughout our community.

Our initiative

The Library Foundation seeks private funds to create innovative programs and provide opportunities to enrich lifelong learning throughout our community. Since its beginning, the Library Foundation has raised nearly $2 million to support programs and services of the Hancock County Library System.

Give a Lasting Gift - Make Your Donation Today!

A gift from you:

  • Provides lifelong learning for Hancock County residents.
  • Ensures that the libraries offer the most up-to-date services and facilities for customers.
  • Offers a wide range of programs that meet the needs of our increasingly diverse community.

A gift from you helps! The Library Foundation welcomes gifts of all sizes

Matching Gift

You may work for a company that matches charitable gifts made by its employees. These companies will match their employees' donations to the Library Foundation of Hancock County offering you the opportunity to increase the size of your gift. Contact your personnel office for the required forms.

All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

The Foundation Tree: A Tree of Remembrance

The Foundation Tree offers a unique annual opportunity to individuals, families, businesses and organizations to honor or memorialize someone. Names are inscribed on brass leaves that are placed on the bronze, brass and Plexiglas sculptured tree designed as a symbol of the importance of library advocacy.

Leaves may inscribed in memory of or in honor of loved ones. Or they may be engraved to commemorate such special occasions as births, weddings, anniversaries, graduations, or to honor parents, family members or friends.

Your generous annual support of $30 per leaf helps the Library Foundation provide the Margin of Excellence for the programs and services of the Hancock County Library System.