Our Beginning

The Dearborn Library Foundation was founded in 2005 to develop and encourage the long-term financial health and growth of the Dearborn Public Library through giving, endowment and capital contributions.

As a nonprofit organization, 501(c)3, the Foundation can solicit private gifts from many sources, including those not available to a municipally funded Library. In addition the Foundation has developed independent and prudent investment strategies and project grant processes to maximize each gift’s benefit to the Library.

The Dearborn Library Foundation is an independent non-profit organization established for the purpose of benefiting, promoting and enhancing the Library system.

The Dearborn Library Foundation’s vision is to build strong public-private partnerships with individuals, businesses and community organizations that share our mission for creating a stronger Library that is meeting the needs of the community.

The Dearborn Library Foundation values community, culture, diversity, education, literacy and recreation.

The Dearborn Library Foundation values stewardship and prudent management of its assets.

The Dearborn Library Foundation values ethical and efficient fundraising practices and effective processing of grants to enhance the Dearborn Library system.