Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library

The Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library (FFRPL) is the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that raises funds, presents programs, supports special projects, helps create specialized spaces, and purchases supplemental materials & equipment for the Rochester Public Library. FFRPL conducts fundraising for the Library and is the best way to support the Rochester Public Library. We raise funds through: gifts to an annual fundraising campaign; special project grants from charitable foundations, corporations, government sources and individuals; earnings generated by our $10.5-million endowment; planned gifts made through wills and trusts; and income from the sale of used books and library-related items through the Library Store, both onsite and online.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(3/4)|83.58 Score


(2/4)|77.14 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|96 Score



Headquarter Address

115 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604