Governor Mitch Daniels signed Senate Bill 485 into law in the spring of 2011. The bill, authored by Senator Beverly Gard (R-Greenfield), went into effect July 1, 2011 and authorizes the Indiana Library & Historical Board (ILHB) to establish a nonprofit foundation to solicit and accept tax-deductible contributions. The Foundation raises funds to support the Indiana State Library and statewide library services and programs that benefit all Hoosiers.
The Indiana State Library Foundation had its initial meeting on Friday, February 24, 2012. The Foundation board is currently developing the Foundation's mission, laying the groundwork for future programming, and identifying new opportunities, including grants and sponsorships.
Official Website: ISLfoundation.org