Where Your Support Went
This year the Foundation gave the library $254,000 toward programs, books and materials. Highlights of the Foundation’s support follows:
The Foundation supplied $125,000 to the Sacramento Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program. This follows investment of $137,500 in 2016, $125,000 in 2015, $110,000 in 2014, $100,000 in 2013 and $59,000 in 2012. In 2016 the library enrolled more than 28,000 children 0-17. While we did not see an increase this year, we are sticking to our goal of supporting 1 in 4 of Sacramento’s children to participate — i.e. 90,000 children.
Books and Materials Endowment
This year’s distribution of more than $36,000 boosted the Sacramento Public Library’s collection.
Colonial Heights was given an $18,000 gift from the June and Ritz Naygrow Family Foundation which will be added to the previous $20,000 granted. These monies will be used for a yet to be specified project.