The Duluth Library Foundation’s mission is to raise private support to enhance the Duluth Public Library’s capacity to provide programming and materials above the level provided by public funding, and to champion the Library’s role in meeting community needs.

The Foundation, established in 1990, has supported library excellence by building private financial support, deepening public commitment to the Library, and enlarging the visibility of the Library and its positive presence in the community. Working in partnership with the Library, the Foundation helps to determine where private funds will have the greatest impact, supplementing the Library’s funding in a manner that does not diminish the need for strong public funding.