Mesa County Libraries Foundation

About the Foundation | Foundation Board of Trustees | Mission Statement | Foundation Endeavors | Supporting the Foundation | Additional Information


Oh, the things you can do at Mesa County Libraries!

Oh, the things you can do thanks to Mesa County Libraries Foundation funds!


The Mesa County Libraries Foundation

Established in 1994, the Mesa County Libraries Foundation is an independent organization developed for the purpose of helping the library serve Mesa County residents. Mesa County Libraries have a long tradition of excellent library service at its eight locations. Public funding alone will not allow the library to reach its full potential. The Mesa County Libraries Foundation is grateful for the continued support of its donors.

Donations of any amount of unrestricted funds to Mesa County Libraries Foundation are highly valued; these funds are allocated by the Foundation board to library programs or capital improvements with the greatest need at any given time. Donors have the option to designate their gifts to a particular program or capital improvement of interest to them.


Current Foundation Board of Trustees

Jane Fine Foster President
Trevor Johnson Vice President
Lin Irvin Secretary/Treasurer
Elaine Barnett MCPLD Board Liaison
Cindy Cyphers MCPLD Board Liaison
Jill Delavan Palisade Auxiliary – Sustaining Member
Sherrie Galloway Friends of Plateau Valley – Sustaining Member
Dan Peters Trustee at Large
Shana Wade Interim Library Director – Sustaining Member
Steve Watson Trustee at Large


Mission Statement

The Mesa County Libraries 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.

Foundation Endeavors

On May 17, 2018, Mesa County Libraries Foundation launched Well Read, a specially branded library wine produced by local winery Grande River Vineyards. A portion of the sale of each bottle of this easy-drinking red wine will benefit the Foundation, in turn supporting Mesa County Libraries. Well Read may be purchased at Grande River Vineyards, 787 N. Elberta Ave., Palisade, Colorado.

Well Read Library Wine

On June 30, 2018, Grande River Vineyards will host a Ralph Dinosaur and the Fabulous Volcanos concert to benefit Mesa County Libraries Foundation as part of the winery’s “Hear it Through the Grapevine” concert series. Tickets are $15 in advance (available through Grande River Vineyards, Fisher’s Liquor Barn, or Roper Music) or $20 at the gate. Concert proceeds benefit Mesa County Libraries Foundation.


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 Libraries Foundation
443 North 6th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

For more information about the Foundation or donating, please call Karen Kllanxhja at (970) 683-2438.

Thank You For Your Support!


Additional Information

2017 Mesa County Libraries Annual Report

2015 IRS Form 990 report for Mesa County Public Library Foundation (PDF file)

For individuals, businesses or funders who are looking for more specific information about the Mesa County Libraries 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 on the Charity & Fundraiser Search link.  A box will appear, type in “Mesa County Libraries 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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