The Indiana State Library and the Indiana State Library Foundation acknowledge the great impact gifts and donations have on the State Library’s operations and the importance of such gifts and donations to the State Library’s future development. The Indiana State Library Foundation gratefully accepts gifts and donations on behalf of the State Library with such contributions being used for the development of the State Library’s collections, programs, and services. Modest gifts are much appreciated, as are bequests, endowments, and larger contributions.

Prior to making any donation, please contact:

Indiana State Library
140 N. Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Attn: Gift/Donation Coordinator
PH: (317) 232-3675
[email protected]

Types of Gifts the Library May Accept:

Monetary Donations; Bequests/Devises; Endowments

Donors are encouraged to make monetary donations, bequests, devises, and endowments in the name of the Indiana State Library Foundation.  In the event monetary donations, bequests, devises, and endowments are made in the name of the Indiana State Library, the State Library’s board of directors may, at its discretion, transfer such private funding, gifts, donations, bequests, devises, and contributions intended for the State Library to the foundation established under I.C. 4-23-7.1-42.

Personal & Real Property

Gifts of real and personal property, such as land, buildings, art, portraits, antiques, collectibles, equipment, and other items may be accepted at the discretion of the foundation Board.  

Gifts of real and/or personal property are accepted with the understanding that the item may be sold, given away, or otherwise disposed of at the discretion of the foundation Board.  Any proceeds derived from such disposal may be used for the benefit of the State Library in any manner the foundation and State Library deems most beneficial to the State Library’s growth and development.

Tax Considerations:

Gifts made to the foundation may be tax deductible.  Once a gift of real or personal property is accepted, the foundation may not be able to accommodate an appraisal.  Thus, if you are considering a tax deduction and you wish to have your gift appraised, you should do so prior to making the donation.  The foundation will not perform appraisals for tax, inheritance, or other purposes.  Acceptance of a gift which has been appraised by a disinterested party does not in any way imply endorsement of the appraisal by the foundation or the State Library.

Acknowledgement of Gifts:

The foundation may formally acknowledge the donor’s gift with a gift receipt or letter.  However, any gift receipt or letter of acknowledgement will not include a statement of value for non-monetary gifts.  If the donor wishes to have a list of items referenced in the acknowledgement, the donor should provide that list to the foundation for attachment or inclusion in the acknowledgement letter. Public acknowledgement of gifts is at the discretion of the foundation.