There are many different ways to support VPL – from writing a cheque to leaving instructions in your will. All gifts to the Vancouver Public Library Foundation are eligible for charitable tax receipts.

1. Please note that tax receipts will be delivered via mail or email based on your preferences. We will mail you a hard copy of your receipt unless you indicate otherwise.

2. All donation payments will be processed in Canadian funds.

3. Please contact us if you have a concern about your gift. Reach us by phone at 604-331-4092 or email


Support your library with a gift to the VPLF. Online gifts can be designated to any of our priority projects. You can make a one-time-donation or a recurring monthly gift. Donations of any size make a world of difference. A monthly donation is an easy way to provide ongoing support to much-loved library programs.



Mail your cheque payable to the Vancouver Public Library Foundation to:

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

Publicly Listed Securities

You pay no capital gains tax on stocks and securities donated to a charity. You will receive a tax receipt for the closing value of the shares on the day they are received into Vancouver Public Library Foundation’s brokerage account.

For a copy of our donor shares transfer form:

Download the form

For more information please contact:

Tristan Klassen

Manager, Philanthropy

Telephone: 604-331-4041 Email:

As Canada Revenue Agency changes their rules from time to time please contact Tristan Klassen to verify the current rules.

Disclaimer: Please note that none of the information on this site constitutes legal or accounting advice. You should always consult your own financial and legal advisors before making a decision.

Employer Matching

Many companies encourage employees to contribute to charities by offering a matching gift program. This means the company will donate funds equal to your contribution to the Library, effectively doubling the gift. Check with your employer to see if they offer a charitable gift-matching program.


Gifts in Honour & in Memory

Making a donation is a wonderful way of paying tribute to a family member or friend, mentor or colleague. Your gift honours their influence and legacy in your life while supporting current and future programs, collections and services at Vancouver’s public libraries.

To make an in honour or memorial gift, simply indicate on the online donation form that you are making an in honour or in memoriam gift or include a note with your cheque. Indicate the name of the person you would like to pay tribute to. If you would like someone to be notified of your donation, please include their name and contact information.

Please contact Casey Dela Cruz at 604.331.4110 to find out more.

Make a gift in memory or in honour online

Planned & Future Giving

Choosing to leave a gift to VPLF in your Will is an opportunity to enrich people’s lives, make a contribution to the future, and leave a lasting memory.

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.

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 Vancouver Public Library Foundation, you will need to give your Estate professional our legal and official name and address, which is:

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.


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Endowments create meaningful legacies. They provide stable, dependable funding for VPL collections, programs and branches.

An endowment generates long-term support for VPL, for this generation and generations to come. Endowments help to build a strong foundation for the present and the future. They provide enduring resources that benefit everyone in our community.

You may create a new endowment to support a branch, a type of programming or collection at the Vancouver Public Library. This fund will be named for you, or you can choose to name your endowment in honour or in memory of a family member, friend, organization or colleague.

You may also contribute a gift to the following endowment funds:

  • Allan MacDougall Legacy Fund
  • Cheryl Ann Hughes Endowment
  • Derek Lukin Johnston Fund
  • James Duncan Family Outreach
  • Stanley & Elsie Cha Fund
  • Yosef Wosk Judaic Legacy

If you would like further information, please contact Jenny Marsh or call 604.331.3897.

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Third Party Events & Campaigns

Plan an event to benefit the Vancouver Public Library! Whether you are organizing a golf tournament, a birthday party or a book sale, inviting guests to bring a donation in place of a gift, is an easy way to help us build an informed, engaged and connected city.  Or consider donating partial proceeds of retail sales to support a VPL initiative. To learn more, contact Jenny Marsh or call 604.331.3897.