Donations & Giving

Saginaw Public Libraries Foundation

The Saginaw Public Libraries Foundation was established in 1986 with a generous bequest from a long time library supporter and volunteer. The Foundation was formed to ensure that the Public Libraries of Saginaw not only continues to meet the present needs of the community, but grows to meet new challenges in the coming years. The Foundation welcomes all gifts, no matter the size, and ensures that they are used according to the donor’s wishes. In addition to the general fund, donors may select special branch or services endowment funds.

The Saginaw Public Libraries Foundation is a permanent fund that will provide funding for quality library services both now and in the future. Contributions to the Saginaw Public Libraries Foundation may be tax deductible.

Memorial Gifts

A memorial gift to the Foundation is a thoughtful way to keep memory alive. Gifts may also be given in honor of a friend or loved one.

Bequests and Planned Gifts

The Foundation can support a number of planned giving options that will help donors meet their financial planning goals. If you are interested in making a planned gift to the Foundation, staff will be happy to discuss possibilities with you.

Making a bequest is as simple as inserting a few sentences into your will such as: “I give and bequeath the amount of $___ to the Saginaw Public Libraries Foundation” or “I give and bequeath __% of the total value of my estate to the Saginaw Public Libraries Foundation.”

Online donations

The Public Libraries of Saginaw now offers you the opportunity to donate funds using a credit card. Click on the “Make a Donation” button below to begin. Your gift to the Saginaw Public Libraries Foundation will support vital library programs and services.


Other Giving Opportunities

There are several options for giving a gift to the Library.  Your gift may be tax deductible, please consult with your tax advisor.  Click here to use our fillable donation form.  After filling out the form please mail, fax or drop it off at any of the 5 branch locations.  Thank you!

Direct Donations

Donations can be made to any branch to purchase library materials, equipment, or to sponsor library programs.

Memorial Contributions

Gifts in memory or in honor of a friend or loved one are welcomed. Contributions can be made to any branch to purchase library materials. Library staff will carefully select materials and a commemorative book plate will be placed in each item.

Donations of Materials

Books, audio-visual materials, and other items may be donated to any library location. Materials not used in the library’s collection will be sold at library book sales. You may request a tax receipt stating the number of items donated.

The Hoyt Trust

The Hoyt Trust was organized in 1890 to build and operate Hoyt Public Library. A donation to the Hoyt Trust will support the renovation and maintenance of this historic public library building.

When you make a charitable contribution, you want to be sure that your money will be used effectively to improve the quality of life in our community. A gift to the Public Libraries of Saginaw is an excellent way to ensure quality library services for the Saginaw area.

So many successful people tell stories of how important the library has been in their lives. Each day in Saginaw, our library staff reaches out to children and adults to help them grow and learn. We foster a love of reading and provide the vital information services people need.

The continued excellence in services of the Public Libraries of Saginaw is a tribute to the generosity and support of people like you.

For more information contact:

Business Office
Telephone: (989) 755-9833