Many Ways to Give

The Foundation supports the library’s leadership and staff by helping the library address emerging community needs and trends through private support. 


Give Online

Make a secure online donation using your credit or debit card. You can even opt to make your gift go further by covering the 3% transaction fee. After you have submitted your donation, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your donation that can be used as a receipt.


Our library director will also mail you a thank you letter.


Artist Receptions

Artist Receptions are hosted by the Foundation for the local artists who contribute a percentage of their sales to benefit the Library. When you purchase a work of art at the Library, 20% is donated to the Foundation.

The artists shown above are (L-R) Colleen Rogan, Terry Olcott Cohea, Paulette Etchart, and Kate Runnells.


Mail a Check

On your next visit to the library, you can give a check to any of our friendly employees or you may mail your donation to the Foundation. A gift acknowledgement letter/tax receipt will be mailed to you. 


Download a donation form and mail with your check to:​

   Lewis & Clark Library Foundation
   120 South Last Chance Gulch
   Helena, MT 59601


Bookmobile Ads

If you have wondered how to advertise your business or organization on the back of the Bookmobile (that travels all over the county year round), download the Bookmobile Sponsorship form for details!

WoW library book bike sponsorships might be an option in the future. Stay tuned!

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Greater Helena Gives

Greater Helena Gives is a 24-hour fundraiser in early May to support the nonprofits around Helena.


Anyone can go on to the website or any of the onsite locations to make a donation to a local nonprofit.


Starting in 2017 and up to the 2021 event, the Foundation raised a total of $14,875 through Greater Helena Gives. We are grateful for the generosity of our donors! Visit our GHG page to learn more.


Amazon Smile will donate a percentage of your purchases to the Foundation when it is selected as your Amazon Smiles charity. 

Since participating, the Foundation has received almost $500 in contributions through Amazon Smile!  Learn more information about the Amazon Smile program.

More Ways to Make a Great Library Even Better!

Workplace Giving & Matching Gifts

Celebrate a co-worker's birthday with a gift to the Lewis & Clark Library Foundation and we will send birthday greetings and a thank-you to the birthday person!

If your company has a matching grant program, consider doubling your gift!

Planned Giving

If you wish to give long-term, sustaining support to the Library we encourage contributions through a bequest in your will or a planned gift, such as life insurance or a charitable trust, which may provide extra tax advantages to the donor. 

Learn more about Planned Giving options.

Montana State Employees

The annual State Employees Charitable Giving Campaign provides essential funding to nonprofits all across Montana. If you work for the State of Montana, you can include the Library Foundation in your annual giving pledge. 

We appreciate your support!

Pop-Up Fundraisers

Boy Scout Troop 206 raised $1,000 for the Library Foundation when they constructed 5 Little Free Libraries, partnered with Capital High School's art students to paint them, and sold them for $200 each.

What a wonderful way to support the library!