The Library Foundation of Needham (LFN) was founded by the Trustees of the Needham Free Public Library. Its purpose is to be a permanent fundraising arm and managed endowment for the library which can provide funds for library materials and services not in the town-funded budget. A library trustee sits on the LFN board of directors to liason between the trustees and the LFN.
Encourage community investment through individual and corporate giving for Library programs and services not covered by the town-funded budget.
Coordinate fundraising and promotional activities to increase the endowment and responsibly manage and grow the funds.
Grant funds to library departments based on their proposals for programs, materials, and facility enhancements.