Josephine County Library Foundation

Josephine County Library Foundation is committed to ensuring everyone has access to libraries for generations to come.

Josephine County Library Foundation (JCLF) is a nonprofit foundation established in 1987 to help keep viable and flourishing libraries available to the citizens of Josephine County.  JCLF raises money to enhance and improve the libraries in our community.

Current projects and past accomplishments include:

  • Providing children’s library card scholarships
  • Financially supporting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
  • Renovating the children’s libraries in Grants Pass and Illinois Valley
  • Funding technology upgrades such as patron computers and e-books
  • Building the Wolf Creek Branch Library

JCLF supports library programs that reach one in three residents of Josephine County!

Libraries are critical to the cultural life and economic success of our community. With your donation, JCLF is helping kids, improving buildings, and updating technology.  Together, we can make our libraries bigger and better than ever!

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 with a donation form or inquiries to:

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


Updated 11/1/2018