The Morton Public Library Endowment Fund

The Library curb-side drop box was funded by a $6,850 grant in 2008 from the Morton Community Foundation.

The Library curb-side drop box was funded by a $6,850 grant in 2008 from the Morton Community Foundation.

This fund was one of the 5 original funds established during the Morton Community Foundation's "Founder's Campaign" in 2000.  The purpose of the fund is to further its mission to “actively connect people to books, resources, and technology; and provide opportunities for learning, collaboration, and enjoyment."

In order to offer donors several options to support local causes during the Foundation's "Founder's Campaign," the MCF Board of Trustees established 5 initial funds:  Unrestricted Fund, Morton Community Services Fund, Morton Parks and Recreation Fund, Morton Public Library Endowment Fund, and Morton Education Fund.  With few exceptions, these are the only funds created by the Foundation Board itself.  Typically, funds are started by donors who wish to establish a permanent source of revenue for a cause, agency, or field of interest that they are personally most interested in.

The Morton Public Library Endowment fund is used to further its mission to “actively connect people to books, resources, and technology; and provide opportunities for learning, collaboration, and enjoyment.”  While the curb-side drop box pictured above is probably the most visible grant given from this fund, other grants to the Morton Library have been things like:  WiFi router, Scanner and Computer for digitizing history photographs in the Morton History room, Furniture for the teen room, Electronic 2-sided LED sign, a Digital Media Computer Workstation, and more.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to this endowment fund, please click the button below for online donationsOr, you can mail a check to 105 E. Jefferson Street, Morton, IL 61550.