Josephine County Library Foundation

Josephine County Library Foundation is building for the future.

As you may already know, the nonprofit Josephine Community Libraries, Inc. is dissolving at the end of 2017 to allow the new Josephine Community Library District to take over operating the library in January 2018. At that point, Josephine County Library Foundation becomes the fundraising arm of the library system. We are now in the process of transferring all of our resources to Josephine Community Library District and Josephine County Library Foundation.

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.

Past donations to the Josephine County Library Foundation have been 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

Other ways to give to the foundation include: bequests, trusts, insurance, and major gifts, with the purpose of substantially increasing the Josephine County Library Foundation Endowment Fund.

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,  financial adviser for JCLF, 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

Updated 10/30/2017