GHPL Foundation

The mission of the Grandview Heights Public Library (GHPL) Foundation is to raise private funds to ensure the long-term financial security of the library and enhance its services, enabling it to serve as a dynamic place where lifelong relationships and learning develop.

The GHPL Foundation’s Endowment Fund, established through the Columbus Foundation in 1993, serves to fulfill this mission.


Flights with Friends
Enjoy delicious samples and the latest library releases at monthly socials at different locations around Grandview Heights. Hosted by the Friends of the Grandview Library to benefit the Foundation.

  • Upcoming dates & locations:
  • Past locations include: The Ohio Taproom, Grandview Theater & Drafthouse, Watershed Distillery, and Chocolate Cafe.
  • Interested in hosting a Flights with Friends event? Contact the Foundation at

The Big Give

  • Tuesday, October 10, 10 am—Wednesday, October 11, noon

5th Annual Grandview Chocolate Walk



  • Online by credit card
  • Checks payable to: “The Grandview Library Endowment Fund”
    Grandview Heights Public Library
    1685 W. First Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43212

Ways to Donate

Your gift may be designated as well as non-specific. While a gift in any amount is truly appreciated, cash gifts at the $200 or $250 levels or higher offer additional benefits to donors.

  • Remembrance Plaque
    A permanent engraved nameplate will be attached to the Remembrance Plaque in the library atrium with a donation of $500 or more. Gifts of $1,000 or more may be paid on a quarterly basis. Forms are also available in the atrium.
  • Memorial Donations
    The GHPL Foundation is always honored to accept memorial donations from the family and friends of someone whose life was especially enriched by the library services or staff. We can supply memorial gift cards to be distributed at memorial or funeral services and appreciate being added as options for donations in an obituary notice.
  • Special Occasion Donations
    Milestones such as an anniversary, retirement, graduation or birth are some of the wonderful opportunities to be acknowledged by a gift to the GHPL Foundation.
  • Legacy Society
    This elite group of supporters of the library is committed to ensuring the continuing excellence of their local library and to making a lasting difference through a planned gift or bequest.


  • Visit, search & select “Grandview Heights Public Library Foundation,” and save it as your preferred charitable organization.
  • Amazon will donate a percentage of eligible purchases to the Foundation.


  • Sign up for Kroger Community Rewards.
  • Kroger will donate a percentage of purchases to the Foundation whenever you use your Kroger Plus Card.