Our mission is to support the Redwood City Library in cultivating literacy, life-long learning, and community connections.
We envision a community where everyone has access to information, knowledge and technology.
The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization 501(c)(3) established in 1998 and governed by a volunteer board of directors. A professional staff raises and administers gifts and ensures the effectiveness of funded programs.
Redwood City Library Foundation (RCLF) was founded by Sandra Cooperman and former Redwood City mayor Georgi LaBerge, who were frequently frustrated by the lack of city funds to support the Library. In 1998, they gathered a group of friends, established a nonprofit organization, and began raising money to supplement, not replace, public funding for the Redwood City Public Library.
The Foundation continues to serve as the fundraising arm and innovation engine for the Library. Governed by a volunteer board of directors, the Foundation raises money from individuals, foundations, and businesses to support the Library.