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FTRF is able to continue its mission and work because of your support and generosity. By contributing to a fund listed below, you'll help ensure that our work continues. Online donations are quick and easy using our secure credit card transactions. We welcome donations of all sizes and payment plans – whether it's a one-time gift, a monthly contribution or part of a matching gifts program.

Your unrestricted gift will help ensure that the Foundation has the resources it needs to participate in key First Amendment court cases.



Freedom to Read Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible.

For more information on making a planned gift to the Freedom to Read Foundation, please contact James LaRue at or (312) 280-4221


FTRF Unrestricted Donation » Donate Online

Making an unrestricted donation to the Freedom to Read Foundation directly support the day-to-day work of the Foundation as it works in the courts, in the media, and in the public square for libraries and in defense of the First Amendment. Thank you for giving generously to this goal.

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Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund » Donate Online

The Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund is dedicated to continuing and promoting the remarkable legacy of Judith Krug, founding executive director of the Freedom to Read Foundation and founding director of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom. For over 40 years, Judith worked to protect the First Amendment to the US Constitution and the principles of intellectual freedom, in libraries and beyond. Donations to the Krug Fund support Banned Books Week grants and intellectual freedom education

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Gordon M. Conable Memorial Fund » Donate Online

The Gordon M. Conable Memorial Fund supports the Conable Conference Scholarship, an annual award that provides full funding for a library school student or new professional to attend ALA's Annual Conference.

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Tributes and In Honor Donations » Donate Online

A great way to honor a friend, loved one, colleague, or fellow FTRF member is to make a donation in their name that support the ongoing work of the Freedom to Read Foundation. Please enter the name and contact information of the individual(s) or group(s) you would like to honor, their contact information for us to send notification, and any message you'd like us to include.

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In Memoriam Donations » Donate Online

FTRF welcomes donations made in memory of colleagues or family who have passed away. Honor their legacy as supporters of intellectual freedom and libraries with a contribution which supports the goals of the Freedom to Read Foundation. Please include the name of the individual, below, and contact information if you wish us to notify the family of your gift In Memoriam.

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Frank Zappa Fund » Donate Online

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read Foundation have been designated by the Frank Zappa family as among the organizations to receive contributions made in his memory.

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