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Grants

 

Funds Awarded

Our initial goal was $100,000

To date we've raised over $200,000

2018

February

$11,500 given - $9,500 for a book drop box outside the Westlake Library and $2,000 for children's books.

April

$6,500 for the Westlake Library - $3,000 for children's books and $3,500 for new seating.

November

Tom Nuris, President of the DCPLA Board of Directors, presented a check for $30,000 at the November 13th City Council meeting. This grant is for Early Literacy Computer Stations ($11,535); Computer and Wi-Fi hot spot check outs ($7,030) and STEAM books and materials ($11,435).  Funding came from DCPLA members, Kaiser Permanente, the Danford Foundation, the Town of Colma, the Atkinson Foundation and the Crazy about Cars in Colma event.

2017

January

$10,500 for creation of a "teen space" at Serramonte Library (includes $7,000 from the Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation)

February

$5,000 "collection boost" for adult reference books (medical, legal, etc.)

July

$4,200 for the Westlake Library aquarium.

$9,700 towards the renovation of the children's area at the Bayshore Library.

September

$6,000 grant given to the city - $5,000 for health/well being materials; $1,000 in memory of Natividad Lansang to purchase speakers at the John Daly Library for programs.

2016

February

$17,500 for digital media equipment for John Daly and Westlake Libraries


July 

$6,500 for Westlake Library program space tables

$2,750 maintain Westlake Library fish tank for one year

$150 for adult summer learning program prizes

December

$10,000 for children's non-fiction books, donated by DCPLA Members ($6,500), the Town of Colma ($2,000), and the SFO Rotary ($1,500)

2015

March

$10,000 for "maker space" which will help buy software and equipment

July

$15,000 for 3D printer and refurbish Children's Area at the library

2014

March​

$1,500 for Dad's and Me Program

$5,200 for Mango Languages - interactive language learning program.

$3,300 for support materials

July

$5,000 for ebooks

$5,000 for display enhancements at Serramonte Library

$6,000 to reupholster reading chairs at the Westlake Library

October

$5,000 for children's books

2013

February 

$6,000 to purchase lap top computers that staff can take to schools, fairs, events to promote the library resources such as tutoring, test preparation, business resources etc.  (Grant funding provided by Carl Gellert & Celia Berta Gellert Foundation - $1,000, the Danford Foundation - $2,000; membership matched it to bring the total to $6,000)

$1,000 for the branch libraries and their wish lists - each branch received $250 to spend on items they needed

July

$2,000 for a mobile material display island which will highlight portions of the collection at the Serramonte Library; also funding for incentive prizes for the adult summer reading program


October

The DCPLA presented $5,000 to the City Council for materials:

$2,500 for audio books

$1,000 for travel books

$1,000 for medical/legal self help books and

$500 for business/finance books

This was a result of the book sale ($2,500 raised) and the match from the Board of Directors - the categories were chosen by library staff and voted upon by the book sale customers.

2012

January

$1,000 for multilingual reading materials- a grant approved and funded by the Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert foundation.


$2,000 for biographical materials for the Westlake branch library; made possible by donations to DCPLA in memory of Mary Tissier, mother of Supervisor Adrienne Tissier. Adrienne's parents loved the Westlake library and Mary's favorite books were quite often biographies.

August

$2,500 for the "discover and go" program that provides access to free or discounted passes to bay area museums, such as the California Academy of Science