The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which operates separately from the Fulton County Library System.

Our mission is to support and enhance the programming efforts of the library system as expenses often far exceed the public funds provided. We have a fiduciary responsibility to ensure that all gifts are used for the purposes intended by the donors and we take this responsibility seriously.

To ensure the efficient use of private funds, the Library Foundation’s Board of Directors provides financial oversight for the accounting, management, and investment of all funds; reviews and approves an annual operating and grant budget; and monitors the use of restricted funds and establishes spending policies for all resources. An annual audit is performed by an external accounting firm.

Financial statements

In full transparency, the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation’s IRS 990 forms and audited financial statements are available below.

IRS 990 forms:

Audited financials: