Little Free Library Fund

Charitable Giving for the Little Free Library Fund

A fund has been established at the Community Foundation of Johnson County that allows supporters to contribute toward the building and installation of new Little Free Libraries. Those interested in contributing can send checks to the foundation at 325 E. Washington St., Iowa City, IA 52240. Be sure to write “Little Free Library” in the memo line.

Donations may also be made online.



Limited resources are available from this fund for individuals and organizations for expenses related to the construction, installation and final registration of Little Free Libraries within Johnson County.  Completed LFLs must be installed and registered on the website before funds can be requested.

The Altrusa International Club of Iowa City has graciously contributed funding to the program and has offered to oversee the allocation of donations/grants contributed to the program with input from the City of Literature organization.

Grants up to $75 are available for each LFL which has been built, installed and registered.

To apply, please provide the information requested below:

Phone Number
Steward Name (if different from applicant)
Steward Address (if different from applicant)
Steward Email (if different from applicant)
How much did you spend on your Little Free Library?
What amount of reimbursement do you seek? (up to $75)
Why did you choose to build and install a Little Free Library?

After you have submitted your application for funding, please email a picture of your Little Free Library, along with your name to

Thank you.