Meet the Match!

Here’s some good news for the new year! We are in the final stages of meeting our goal to raise $300,000 as part of a matching grant from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. The Monterey Peninsula Foundation (MPF) will provide a 1:1 match and we are within 85% of goal!

Funding from MPF and our donors is designated for the Garfield Park, Boulder Creek, and La Selva Beach libraries to supplement the funding that they will receive from Measure S. Specifically, per the agreement with the MPF, funds will be used for improvements to technical resources alongside the enhancement of programming spaces, including outdoor courtyards and children’s areas.

All donations to this “mini-campaign” must be received by the end of January. Please consider making a contribution to the Friends to help us “meet the match.” Time is of the essence.

Learn more about the campaign and make your donation!

In other news, The Friends are pleased to welcome Rebekah Scott to our organization as our new Operations Manager. Rebekah is a Santa Cruz native who has recently returned home after many adventures on the East Coast. We are thrilled to have her on our team!

-Martín Gómez, Interim Executive Director

READ the full January 2021 Newsletter