Frequently Asked Questions

Have you ever had a question and didn’t know where to find the answer? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This section is a compilation of answers to the questions most commonly asked by our Friends. Just start by following one of the links below.

If you can’t find the question you wanted to ask, don’t hesitate to email us at

  1. What does the Friends Foundation do?

    The Denver Public Library Friends Foundation provides advocacy and financial support for the Denver Public Library. Our board of trustees and our staff work hard to make sure that the Library remains a relevant concern to lawmakers and the public. Through a membership program, general donations, grants and event ticket sales, we also raise money to supplement the materials, programs and services of the Library.

  2. How can I get involved?

    We’re always on the lookout for Library supporters like you. Visit our Volunteer section to find out ways to participate, and our Donate section to find ways to support the Friends.

  3. If I were to donate funds, how is my money used?

    We have a responsibility to our community and our donors, and we work hard to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Friends Foundation. We make our IRS Form 990 available for review, as required by law. Visit our Financials page to learn more.

  4. What is your organization's privacy policy?

    We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. The Denver Public Library Friends Foundation site collects your email address for the purpose of sending donation confirmations and other communications. The Denver Public Library Friends Foundation will not disclose, sell, trade, rent, or otherwise reveal your email address to any entity.

  5. Is my donation tax deductible?

    The Denver Public Library Friends Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, and your donation is deductible to extent allowable by law. Our EIN is 84-603-6979.