About the Impact Fund
What Is the Impact Fund?
Little Free Library’s Impact Fund provides resources to place book exchanges where they can be a catalyst for improving reading motivation and deepening community connectedness. The Impact Fund is made possible by individual donors and partner organizations who share a vision for spreading the joy and power of sharing books. Additional dollars for the Impact Fund come from Little Free Library’s retail sales and Library registration fees.
Donate to the Impact Fund
When you donate to the Impact Fund, your contribution will be used to place Libraries in the hands of committed stewards in locations where they can have meaningful outcomes. An application review process and installation follow-up establishes a connection between Library recipients and the Little Free Library community.
You Can Help Place Libraries Where They Can Make a Difference!
Be a part of the Little Free Library movement.
Apply to Receive a Library through the Impact Fund
Are you personally excited about bringing a Little Free Library into your community? Do you see how a Library would make books available to budding readers, or give neighbors who don’t know one another a reason to connect? Are you in a rural setting or an urban location where there just isn’t the quantity or variety of books needed, even though the local public schools and libraries are doing the best they can? If you answer yes, you’re invited to submit an Impact Fund application.
Recipients of Impact Fund Libraries are asked to commit to:
- Setting up and maintaining the Library for one year.
- Taking a picture and sharing its story.
- Holding at least one neighborhood activity in the first year, such as a story hour for kids or a book-centered gathering for your neighbors.
Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis. Watch here for updates on the distribution of Impact Fund Libraries.
Apply for an Impact Fund Library
Impact Fund Library Locations
Wondering where we’ve donated Impact Fund Libraries so far?
The adjacent map is updated every month and lists locations where we have sent Impact Fund Libraries to-date. Click on any pin on the map to reveal more information about that Impact Fund Library location.