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.

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.” In 2015, the library was able to create a digital media lab, pictured above, with a grant. Other grants to the Morton Library have been to support the library’s efforts to digitize its newspaper collection and photographs from the Morton History collection, purchase the LED sign at the corner of Pershing and Jefferson, purchase furniture for the library’s teen area and for book display shelving.

Learn more about the Morton Public Library on their website by clicking the logo below:

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.