Support Cultural Communities

ALA's Cultural Communities Fund (CCF) supports the library programs that bring us all together and make us think a little bigger.

As you make your end-of-year donations, help our communities shine a little brighter with a tax-deductible donation at

What kind of community do you want? Cultural Communities Fund. ALA Public Programs Office

What is CCF?

Created by ALA's Public Programs Office, CCF supports excellence and innovation in community-focused library programming. With the generosity of individual and corporate donors, the fund has grown to $2 million, providing crucial support for:

  • grants and awards that recognize excellence and promote innovation in library programming and community engagement
  • professional development opportunities, both in-person and online, for library workers at libraries of all types
  • this very website,, ALA's online community dedicated to library programs
  • and much more

If you are reading this website — or if you have taken part in a Programming Librarian webinar, applied for an ALA Public Programs Office grant or taken part in the Programming Librarian Interest Group's Facebook page — you have benefited from CCF.  Donate online.

Ways to give

Please join our network of CCF supporters by making a tax-deductible contribution on this 2023 Giving Tuesday.

Donate online through ALA's simple online donation system.

You may also mail a check to ALA, Attn: Cultural Communities Fund, 225 N Michigan Ave Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60601. Please make checks payable to "ALA" and write "CCF" in the memo line.

Thank you for your support!