Library Foundation crowdfund surpasses fundraising goal

by | Sep 1, 2021 | Education and Learning, Government and Politics

Southern Oregon Sanitation and matching donors bolster community contributions

Cave Junction, August 31, 2021 — Josephine Community Library Foundation’s New Chapters crowdfund campaign, which will fund extensive renovations at the Illinois Valley branch of Josephine Community Library District, has exceeded its $110,000 goal during the month of August 2021.

“These donations are going to have a huge impact in our rural Illinois Valley community for generations to come,” said Josephine Community Library Foundation Executive Director Rebecca Stoltz. “We are so grateful to the organizations and donors who offered dollar-for-dollar matches, contributing tremendously to our success.”

On the last day of the crowdfund, Southern Oregon Sanitation contributed the necessary final funding to help the library exceed its goal, bringing the total dollar amount raised to $113,000.

The Carpenter Foundation offered a matching donation of up to $20,000 and long-time library supporter Barbara Beebe offered a dollar-for-dollar match of all funds raised during the campaign.

Funds raised will be used to build a community meeting room with a teaching kitchen, create an early learning center with a Maker Space, and provide an outdoor area set up for STEAM programs at the Illinois Valley branch.

The library foundation and the library district are seeking grants and other funding to complete the Illinois Valley Renovation Project, including a Community Development Block Grant in partnership with the City of Cave Junction. Awards will be announced in December 2021. The library foundation was awarded $900,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funding toward the project, allocated by Representative Lily Morgan.

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