Donate to the Monterey Peninsula Foundation Challenge Grant

This funding is designated for the Garfield Park, Boulder Creek, and La Selva Beach libraries to supplement the funding that they will receive from Measure S. Specifically, per the agreement with the MPF, funds will be used improvements to technical resources alongside the enhancement of programming spaces, including outdoor courtyards and children’s areas. All money donated to this fund will be generously matched 1:1 by the Monterey Peninsula Foundation! We are pleased to report that the La Selva Beach Chapter has successfully raised over $100,000, and will re-open later this year.  However, both Garfield Park and Boulder Creek libraries urgently need your help to meet the matching grant from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. This matching opportunity ends January 31, so make your donation today! 

Donate to FSCPL Now

Your donation makes a world of difference! Make a general donation by following this link.

Donate to a FSCPL chapter

Donate to a specific chapter of the Friends! Each chapter serves their specific community and has their own goals. Donations to a chapter by following this link.

Donate to our Collections

Ensure that our library rebuilds are stocked with the most up to date collections of books and other media that we can have. Donate to our collections by following this link.



Donate By Mail

Please mail checks to our mailing address:

Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries
P.O. Box 8472
Santa Cruz, CA 95061-8472

Questions? We welcome your calls: (831) 427-7716

Bequests to Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries

The Friends are deeply appreciative of your willingness to provide for the Santa Cruz Public Libraries through your estate plan. Bequests are critically important to the Friends: They provide a source of support that is not subject to fluctuations in the economy, and they come from individuals whose loyalty to the Santa Cruz Public Libraries run very deep.

There are several ways you can include the Friends in your estate plan. Perhaps your own attorney has already helped you think about a bequest through a will. This would include considering options such as giving a specific amount, a specific property, a specific percentage of assets or a gift from the residue of your estate.

If you have any questions about the language needed to include your library in your estate plans, please contact us at