Foundation Trust

About the Mary Riley Styles Public Library Foundation Trust
The Foundation Trust is a charitable, nonprofit organization committed to providing supplementary support to the Mary Riley Styles Public Library in Falls Church. Donations to this 501(c)(3) organization are tax deductible within the extent of the law, and it serves as a mechanism by which private funding from individuals, businesses, organizations and other foundations can give and thereby enhance library materials, services, programs and equipment. Donors can specify how they would like their gifts to be spent: books, audio-visual materials, technology or other items or services.

The Foundation is staffed by volunteers. For the past two years, Foundation administrative expenses (for postage and stationery) have been held below 4%, so 96% of your donation goes to support the library!
The registered office for the Trust is located at:
P.O. Box 321
Falls Church, VA 22040-0321
Contact the MRSPL Foundation Trust by email. Or follow us on Twitter at @mrslibrarytrust.
News Flash, April 2015: Foundation Trust Receives $250k Bequest
The Mary Riley Styles Public Library Foundation Trust recently received a bequest of $250k from longtime patron Mary Prior Hassan. Read the news release here.
Donate Now!
You can now donate online directly to the Foundation Trust's PayPal account! Just click on the yellow "Donate" button and then enter the amount and your method of payment. Your donation will go the the MRSPL Foundation Trust, a 501(c)(3) organization supporting the library. 

If you have questions about your donation or PayPal, please email the MRSPL Foundation Trust at
2015 Campaign
The Mary Riley Styles Public Library Foundation Trust asks the City of Falls Church community to consider a tax-deductible donation to support the award-winning library. Donations help supplement the funding received from the city government. In recent years, contributors have:
  • Funded the wireless networking capability at the library
  • Purchased additional materials including books, books-on-disc, eBooks, DVDs for the collection
  • Paid for the prizes given to young adults who won the library sponsored poetry contest
  • Funded a new self-checkout station
  • Helped start the new downloadable Freegal collection that allows patrons 5 free downloadable songs a week which they then own.
Donations may be directed to immediate needs or to the endowment that has been established by the Foundation to provide a future guaranteed stream of income for the library. Please mail contributions (checks made out to the Mary Riley Styles Public Library Foundation Trust) to:
P.O. Box 321
Falls Church, VA 22040-0321

Please indicate if you would like a receipt for tax purposes, otherwise, your canceled check is your receipt.
Donations may also be submitted using the yellow PayPal "Donate" button on this page.