The Donley Foundation is a private grant-making foundation created in 1987 through the generosity of Edward and Inez Donley.

Its mission is to promote self-sufficiency and achievement for disadvantaged children, individuals, and families through the support of education, literacy and other means.

The Foundation supports programs and organizations that give under-served people the educational skills and resources they need to achieve their potential. Examples are libraries, early childhood education, non-traditional post-secondary education, adult literacy, teacher training and support, enhancements for disadvantaged children (such as tutoring, mentoring, and enriched after school opportunities), and programs that help close the achievement gap between different populations.

The Allentown Public Library