FOLPLF, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland, CO 80537    



Presentations such as Kevin Cook’s Nature talks, the 3-D printer, computers for the I Learn online books for children, an area especially for TweensSummer Learning Programs for all ages, and the Dia de los Muertos celebration are just some of the services and events supported by your memberships and generous donations to the Friends of the Loveland Public Library Foundation. Your support helps to create an outstanding library, and makes our community a better place for everyone.

The Friends of the Loveland Public Library Foundation is a not-for-profit organization [501(c)(3)], tax ID 84-1424591. Gifts to the Friends are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

One-time or Recurring Donations

Donations for the general fund or for specific programs may be made through our Monetary Donations Form.

Donate Through Your Membership

Next time you renew your membership, consider adding an extra donation by joining at a Patron Level. See descriptions on our Membership page

Honor Gifts

An Honor Gift may be given to celebrate or acknowledge a person, an event, or an accomplishment.

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Your contribution to the Friends as an honor gift is a great way to recognize someone special while supporting our library. We'll send an announcement notifying your honoree of your donation.

These donations could be monetary gifts donated in the name of your honoree, or could be specified for a particular project or cause, such as refreshing the iCreate Makerspace Lab, providing tinkerKits for teens, or providing programs for senior citizens.

To give a monetary gift, use the Monetary Donations Form, select “In honor of” under the Fund/Program pull down menu, and add the person’s name and any other relevant information in the Comment box.

To begin the process of making a non-monetary donation in honor of someone, use our Contact Us form.

Memorial Gifts

A Memorial Gift may be given in the name of a friend or loved one.

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Your donation to the Friends as a memorial gift is a thoughtful way of remembering a friend or loved one while supporting library programming. We'll send acknowledgement of your donation to the appropriate party if we have contact information.

On the Monetary Donations Form, select “In memory of” under the Fund/Program pull down menu, and add the person’s name in the Comment box.

Colorado Gives / Colorado Gives Day is a year-round, online giving website featuring Colorado nonprofit organizations. encourages charitable giving by providing objective and up-to-date information about the organizations along with an easy way to support them. Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide program, held each December, to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. 

Additional Simple Ways to Give


AmazonSmile is an easy way for you to support the Friends every time you shop, at no extra cost to you.

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AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser, and can also be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones.

When you shop AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same prices, selection, and convenient shopping experience as, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the Friends.

Sign up to register the Friends as your charity of choice at

King Soopers Community Rewards

The King Soopers Community Rewards program makes donating to the Friends easy through your regular grocery shopping.

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Here’s how the King Soopers Community Rewards program works:

1. Create an account at

2. Link your King Soopers Shopper's Card to the Friends by selecting Community Rewards under My Account, searching for Friends of the Loveland Public Library Foundation or by using the organization number ST093, then clicking Enroll.

3. Once you've linked your card, all you have to do is shop at King Soopers and swipe your card as usual. King Soopers donates a percentage of your spending to us.


Are you getting a Colorado state income tax refund? You can give some or all of it to the Friends!

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Donating all or part of your Colorado tax refund is simple and fast. Enter the ID of a qualified organization on the Voluntary Contributions Schedule (DR 0104CH) of your Colorado Individual Income Tax Return.

Look up organizations at We are listed as FRIENDS OF THE LOVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION, INC., and our registration number is 20083004793.

More Ways to Give 

The information provided below is not intended to be legal or tax advice. It is always advisable to consult with your legal and financial advisors when making or changing any of your estate plans to make sure your personal circumstances and intentions are properly considered. If you have questions for us, please use our Contact Us page, and we'll follow up with you.


Donor-Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is a charitable fund that you can set up with a qualified sponsoring organization (such as the Northern Colorado Community Foundation or possibly your own financial services firm) to support your favorite charities, such as the Friends. You can contribute cash, securities or other assets to your DAF, generally resulting in an income tax deduction, and you can request that grants be made from time to time from your DAF to the Friends and other favorite charities. It is important to check with legal and financial advisors to learn how to set up and benefit from a DAF.


During your lifetime, if you are over 70 ½ years old, you may make a direct gift from your IRA to your favorite charity without incurring income tax. This IRA Qualified Charitable Donation can count toward your annual required minimum distribution.

You can also name the Friends as a direct or contingent beneficiary of your IRA, payable at your death. Final distributions paid to charities are not subject to income tax, in contrast to IRA distributions paid or transferred to individuals upon your death. Check with your legal and financial advisors to see whether either type of IRA gift might be of interest to you.

Real Estate

You can give real estate or interests in real estate (for example, royalty interests) to the Friends without being subject to income taxes on unrealized gain. The Friends, as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliated with the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, has the expertise to help process such a donation. You can do the same at death through the provisions of your Will or Trust. It is important to check with legal and financial advisors about this type of gift.

Stocks, Bonds, and Other Market Investments

You can give appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other financial investments directly to the Friends without incurring income tax on unrealized gain. The Friends, as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliated with the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, has the expertise to help process such a donation. Check with your financial and legal advisors as well as the Friends before attempting to transfer any of these assets.

Also, any of these types of assets held through an investment advisor can be directed to the Friends at your death by naming the Friends as a beneficiary on your investment account. These payouts are typically made soon after death with a minimum of complexity. Final distributions made to a charity should be income tax free. Again, check with your legal and financial advisors.


Annuities and Charitable Trusts

Charitable annuities involve the donor making a sizeable gift to a nonprofit which then purchases a qualified annuity. The donor receives regular payments throughout his or her remaining lifetime, and at death, the balance of the annuity is paid to the nonprofit.

Several types of charitable trusts are also possible. They can either provide income to a donor (or other recipient, including a nonprofit) during the donor’s life, or at the donor’s death, depending upon the type of trust set up to administer such a gift. These are more complicated gift vehicles, and experienced legal advisors should be consulted to discuss any of these trust options.


Life Insurance

One of the easiest ways to benefit the Friends is to name the Friends as a direct beneficiary on your life insurance policy. Shared beneficiaries are often listed on life insurance policies, and even a gift of five or ten percent can show your support for the Friends. Proceeds are typically paid to beneficiaries soon after a person’s death. Life insurance proceeds are usually not subject to income tax. You can also transfer your existing life insurance policy to the Friends with possible tax benefits. Check with your insurance agent and other advisors.

Retirement Plans

In addition to IRAs (see above), non-IRA retirement plans (for instance, 401(k) plans) can also be a good vehicle for making gifts at death without subjecting the recipient charity to income tax. You can name the Friends as a beneficiary on your plan as a total or partial beneficiary, or as a contingent beneficiary. Check with your legal or financial advisors to learn more.

Wills and Trusts

In your Will or Trust you can name the Friends as a direct or contingent beneficiary of your estate. You can give the Friends a gift of a certain amount or instruct that a percentage of your estate be paid to the Friends after your death. Many options for benefiting the Friends can be accomplished through these estate planning documents. Check with your estate and legal advisors for details.

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