Library Foundation

About the Foundation | Foundation Board of Directors | Mission Statement | Statement of Charitable Purpose | Current Projects | Supporting the Foundation | Documents and Additional Information


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The Library Foundation Believes:

  • Libraries enrich the lives of everyone!
  • In promoting literacy, learning, and economic development through 21st century technology.
  • Mesa County residents value their library.
  • Public funding alone will not allow the library to reach its full potential.

Established in 1994, the Mesa County Public Library Foundation is an independent organization developed for the purpose of helping the library reach its full potential in serving Mesa County residents. Mesa County Libraries has a long tradition of excellent library service at its eight locations. 


Foundation Board of Directors

Officers:  Jane Fine Foster (President), Trevor Johnson (Vice President), Lin Irvin (Secretary/Treasurer)

Board Members: Kevin Bray, Cindy Cyphers, Laurie Tashiro, Jill Delavan, Sherrie Galloway, Steve Watson

Library Director – Sustaining: Joseph Sanchez


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Mission Statement

The Mesa County Public Library Foundation supports the fundraising needs to enhance Mesa County Public Library District (dba: Mesa County Libraries) efforts to provide materials and services for the information, learning, and popular reading needs of all citizens and organizations of Mesa County.  The Foundation raises funds for special programs, projects, endowment gifts, and its general fund that will serve the community’s public library for many years to come.


Statement of Charitable Purpose

Mesa County Public Library Foundation is a private non-profit organization which exists solely to enhance the library services and programs of the Mesa County Public Library District. The Foundation seeks gifts of support to meet the financial needs for long-term, endowment, and capital efforts of the library district.


Current Projects

With the support of the Mesa County Public Library Foundation, Mesa County Libraries continue to expand services that enrich lives and build community.  In addition to early literacy programming, business resources, adult literacy, and other engaging and essential services, a new 3,000-square-foot multimedia production studio will provide a center for education and 21st century skills development.

More information about the 970West Studio project


Supporting the Foundation

The Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions are tax deductible. Gifts of cash, stock, bonds and bequests are welcome.


Donate by Mail:

To mail your tax-deductible gift, please print this form and send to:

Mesa County Public Library Foundation
P.O. Box 3668
Grand Junction, CO 81502

For more information about the Foundation or donating, please call Joseph at (970) 683-2424.

Thank You For Your Support!


Documents and Additional Information

2013 IRS Form 990 report for Mesa County Public Library Foundation (.pdf file/13.6 mb)

For individuals, businesses or funders who are looking for more specific information about the Library Foundation and its status with Colorado state, please go to the Secretary of State’s website:   Once on the site go to Business and Licensing area, scroll down and click onto Charity & Fundraiser Search link.  A box will appear and type in Mesa County Public Library Foundation, click on the Search toggle.  This will lead you to the state’s information that supports the official standing of the foundation.

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