Teacher and children with face mask back at school after covid-19 quarantine and lockdown.
Foundation's Support for SJ Learns in '21-'22 Academic Year Announced

The Library Foundation has approved awards committing $1.1M to support programming efforts across 7 local education agencies, serving approximately 1,035 students during the 21-22 academic year. Funds also supported summer programming efforts in 2 districts, reaching approximately 210 students. San José Learns grants will be used to support after school curriculum for TK-3rd grade students who are academically struggling in low-income schools as part of the SJ Learns program.

"I have never ever had results like what I'm seeing my students achieve. In two weeks time, my students were learning to read and retaining what was taught! I’ve always focused on my struggling readers, but this model has allowed me to help all my students grow and now I also have students reading 2 years above grade level!"
~Teacher, Luther Burbank School District

We are thrilled to continue to support this program! CLICK HERE to learn more.
Donor Spotlight: ServiceNow
Thank you to our partner ServiceNow for their generous donation of laptops, contributing to our SJ Access program and helping us close the digital divide for our residents!
SJ Access is a citywide initiative led by the Library, designed to help households with little or no internet access get connected by partnering with school districts and businesses, installing outdoor Wi-Fi access at libraries and community centers, distributing new and refurbished devices, and providing workshops and other programs to improve digital literacy. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Foundation awarded 2021 Greater Nonprofits Seal and promoted to Guidestar's Platinum Seal!
The Library Foundation is proud to be awarded the Greater Nonprofits seal again this year and to be promoted to receive a Platinum Seal of Transparency from Guidestar. We are proud to have been recognized for our impact on Library programs, fiscal responsibility, and transparency by several organizations also including America's Best Charities and Charity Navigator. A big THANK YOU to donors like you who make this possible!