Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.
— Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady

Seedlings foundation has set an ambitious community goal:
a matching challenge gift of $250,000

The success of our campaign depends on you. Donations, big and small, will help us bring the New Stetson Library to life and help grow our endowment, building a strong future of the New Haven Free Public Library system.

Community participation in this fundraising effort is critical. And, thanks to the generosity of one of the library's most committed supporters, you can double the impact of your donation.

If we can raise $250,000 from members of the New Haven community, these gifts will be matched—dollar for dollar—to help us achieve our $2 million fundraising goal. Matching funds do not apply to donations from large foundations or corporations, so we are asking you to step up and take advantage of this opportunity to support Stetson Library.

Donations of $50 to $10,000 are eligible for the match.
Every challenge donor will be recognized in this campaign.


Questions about our Community Challenge? Contact Us.