Welcome to the VPL Foundation

Become part of the generous community that enabled over 272,430 cardholders to learn, engage and connect this year!

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.
Help us


Support your library with a gift to the VPLF. Donations of any size make a world of difference! Online gifts can be designated to any of our priority projects. You can make a one-time-donation or a recurring monthly gift. 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


Gifts of Securities

Charitable gifts do not need to be cash based. An increasingly popular alternative is gifting publicly traded securities such as stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. These gifts can be any size, given immediately, or left to Vancouver Public Library Foundation in your will. 

Please consider a gift of stocks or securities in support of the Vancouver Public Library Foundation. 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. 

How to make a gift of stocks or securities: 

  1. Determine with your financial advisor which investments will make the most philanthropic and financial impact. 
  2. Complete our Securities Gift Form and then give it to your broker or financial advisor to complete the transaction.
  3. Contact us to let us know you have made your gift. Call or email Ann at: 

Ann Byczko 
Senior Manager, Philanthropy 
Telephone: 604-331-4041 
Email: ann.byczko@vplf.ca 

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

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.

Planned & future giving

Gifts of Life Insurance

A gift of life insurance is an easy and affordable way to transform small premium payments or an existing life insurance policy into a significant gift to benefit Vancouver Public Library Foundation. The insurance benefit will eventually be paid directly to VPL Foundation and is separate from your Estate, so there are no administrative costs or probate fees, and your gift has no effect on your Estate’s assets.

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 so on the online donation form, or include a note with your cheque. Please also let us know the name of the person you would like to pay tribute to.

Please contact Casey Dela Cruz at 604-331-4110 or casey.delacruz@vplf.ca to find out more.

Gifts in honour
& in memory

Host a fundraiser

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 Casey Dela Cruz 604-331-4110 or casey.delacruz@vplf.ca.

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 your gift! Check with your employer to see if they offer a charitable gift-matching program.

Employer Matching


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. 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 at jenny.marsh@vplf.ca or 604-331-6919.