The Morton Library Services 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 provide support to projects and organizations, in the field of Library Services, for the benefit of the residents of the Morton, Illinois area.

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 Library Services 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 Library Services fund can be used to support local libraries (Morton and Groveland) in the services they provide for the community.  While the curb-side drop box pictured above is probably the most visible grant given from the Morton Library Services 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 donations.  Be sure to designate the Morton Library Services Fund.  Or, you can mail a check to 105 E. Jefferson Street, Morton, IL 61550.