Welcome to the VPL Foundation


Leave a legacy of growth, learning and transformation with a gift in your Will to the Vancouver Public Library Foundation. You can have a lasting impact on millions of people each year, who because of you, will have a place to discover, create, and share ideas.

Legacy gifts allow you to take full advantage of tax considerations and minimize the impact on your family’s security and lifestyle, while maximizing the impact of your philanthropy.

How to Leave a legacy

We recommend speaking with your financial advisor or lawyer to start preparing your Will, or to add a gift in your existing Will to Vancouver Public Library Foundation. 

In order to include a gift in your Will to VPL Foundation, you will need to give your Estate professional our legal name, mailing address, and charitable registration number which are:

Vancouver Public Library Foundation
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

Charitable Registration Number: 88075 5285 RR0001

You can also print our downloadable one-page PDF document to bring to your legal advisor by clicking “Learn More” below.

For more information on Legacy Giving at Vancouver Public Library Foundation, please contact:

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Tristan Klassen
Director of Development

No matter the size of your gift, YOU can profoundly impact the future for everyone who uses the library


Can nurture meaningful community connections, literacy support and a nurturing environment to vulnerable moms and their young babies in programs like Mother Goose for 8 months.


Would enable dads and male caregivers to build strong relationships with their babies, and help to develop crucial pre-literacy skills through 48  sessions of programs like  Man in the Moon.


Could help thousands of  our community’s most vulnerable, such as the elderly or disabled, to continue to remain connected and receive valuable library materials through VPL’s Accessible Services.


Ensure that people can enjoy the library wherever they are by expanding the Digital Library’s collections of eBooks, audio books, and streaming videos. Your support would give the gift of thousands of hours of learning and entertainment for many years to come.


Can raise the next generation of entrepreneurs, scientists, and scholars by supporting comprehensive youth programming like Coding Buddies and Reading Buddies and expanding physical and digital collections to provide them with the materials and inspiration they need to truly thrive. 


Would touch the lives of over 6 million people each year by expanding or adding new, much needed programs, collections, spaces and services that everyone in our community could access and share. From pre-literacy programs for infants and parents, to compelling collections for teens, to nameable spaces where Vancouverites come together to learn, create and engage in dialogue – your gift would unleash the deep potential of our city.