Josephine County Library Foundation

Josephine County Library Foundation is building for the future: Our future, our children’s future, and the future of our children’s children.

Josephine County Library Foundation (JCLF) is the private, nonprofit foundation established in 1987 that raises money to enhance and improve the libraries in Josephine County, mostly focused on capital or other expenditures that are not part of the library’s normal budget. The foundation focuses on planned giving strategies including bequests, trusts, insurance, and major gifts, with the purpose of substantially increasing the Josephine County Library Foundation Endowment Fund.

You can use JCLF to arrange your bequest, trust, insurance policy, or gift to benefit the libraries in this community.

Donations to the Josephine County Library Foundation are used for special projects that enhance and improve the services of the libraries in Josephine County. Examples of such projects have included:

  • Building of the Wolf Creek Branch Library
  • Annual subscription for the online electronic library catalogue of materials
  • Annual subscription to the Library2Go downloadable service
  • Library support for the Wolf Creek Charter School
  • Sponsored remodel of children’s libraries in Grants Pass and Illinois Valley

Major gifts to the Library Foundation can go to the Endowment Fund, which is the ongoing and substantial funding source for our libraries.

Talk with your attorney, financial adviser, insurance broker, or banker to help arrange your bequest, trust, insurance, or gift. Because the foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, contributions to the Josephine County Library Foundation are tax-deductible.

For more information, contact J. Steven Welch, foundation board member and financial adviser, 541-474-6616. You can also e-mail

Mail contributions or inquiries to:

Josephine County Library Foundation
200 NW C Street
Grants Pass, OR  97526

Such a gift to the Josephine County Library Foundation helps you ensure that our libraries will stay open for generations to come while meeting your own financial and personal objectives. You will always have the gratitude of your community.

Updated 12/7/2015