The Latvian National Library Foundation is a public non-profit organization created in 1998 in order to promote the National Library of Latvia (NLL) building project and raise funds in Latvia and abroad. It has played a significant role in supporting NLL and all public libraries throughout Latvia. The Foundation consists of over 120 prominent people from Latvian society, representing the humanities, architecture, journalism, science, universities, the arts, the IT sector, and private business.
For more than 20 years the Foundation has created charitable events and projects and has reached out to donors with the aim to support the development and modernizing of libraries, enrich their collections, popularize reading and the use of libraries’ space.
Over 2 million euros have been raised in donations, and the nameplates of the most generous donors are placed throughout the Castle of Light: on chairs, tables and shelves in the reading rooms or on the large Donors’ wall in the Atrium.