20 Years of Redwood City Public Library Support

Since 1998 the Redwood City Library Foundation has raised over $3 million to provide funding for important library programs.  

Our Mission

Our mission is to support the Redwood City Library in cultivating literacy, life-long learning, and community connections.

Our Vision

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.

Working with individual, foundation, and corporate donors, the Foundation acts as the “fundraising arm” of the library. We solicit donations to support specific services, improvements, collections and programs. We work with the Library to identify the best way donors’ gifts can enhance the Library and meet the ever changing needs of the community.

Introducing the Foundation’s new Executive Director, Lisa Hicks-Dumanske 

RCLF is excited to announce that, after an extensive regional search, we have selected Lisa Hicks-Dumanske as our next Executive Director. Lisa joins the Foundation on April 13, 2020, and will be building upon the legacy of our outgoing Executive Director Rouslana Yaroslavsky. We are grateful to Rouslana for her many contributions and for staying on and seeing us through this long process.


“We set out to find a leader with the vision to build upon the successes over the last 22 years and the acumen to develop RCLF into an even more effective philanthropic platform to serve our local libraries.” said John Blake, Board President.


“Lisa Hicks-Dumanske is that leader. She is a proven social impact leader with deep experience in creating and implementing strategic plans, developing new ways of increasing community engagement, and leveraging her creativity and smarts to navigate the tides of growth for our Foundation. We are thrilled to have Lisa join and lead us.”


Lisa has dedicated more than two decades to building meaningful relationships between donors, foundations, and nonprofits. Most recently, Lisa was Development Director at CuriOdyssey science and wildlife center in San Mateo, CA,  where she led their annual giving program during a time of great growth.

We welcome Lisa and look forward to her leadership!

Newsletter Update

Due to the shelter-in-place restrictions, we will be unable to mail paper copies of the Spring Newsletter. Use the link below to access a printable PDF of the newsletter.   

Volunteer With Us

We're always on the lookout for people who want to make a difference.

Programs We Support

We provide funding for resources, programs and services that take our library system to a new level of excellence.

Our Events

From fundraising dinners to festivals that atrract thousands of people, there's something for everyone.

Meet the Team

Find out more about the team of people behind the Redwood City Public Library Foundation.

Urgent Need for Hotspots 

In this unprecedented time of public health crisis, the temporary loss of the wifi in our public spaces brought into sharp relief how great the need for the hotspots provided by the Bridging the Digital Divide project. The library has ordered an additional 100 hotspots to help meet community demand. 

The RCLF wants to raise $60,000 toward purchasing these devices. We need your help! Please donate to help the library help our community!

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Redwood City Library Foundation's Newsletter is published twice a year - once in the spring and once in the fall. 

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Thank You to our Major Donors

Our mission is to support the Redwood City Public Library in cultivating literacy, life-long learning, and community connections

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