Give Online

Contributing online is fast and convenient. Thank you for joining an impressive group of friends, both local and across the country, who continue to improve the quality of life in Tompkins County.

Annual gifts provide resources to ensure the quality of life in Tompkins County for today and tomorrow.

Can be given in honor of a friend or a loved one.
Is tax deductible.
Supports many local programs that need it most.

When making a gift online you may select program and services Annual Fund gift, or Tompkins Today and Tomorrow Fund, or our Community Memorial Fund or Other and type the name of a fund in the text box provided.


For every year in which you make a gift of $1,000 or more designated to the annual fund, you join a special group of donors (individuals, families, and businesses) recognized as members of our HEROES Circle (Helping Expand Resources, Operational Effectiveness & Services).

Each donor who makes an annual gift of $1,000 or more are members of our Philanthropy Magnified Society. Membership strengthens our community and members have an opportunity to meet with key leaders in the community.

Community Memorial Fund

Making a gift to our Community Memorial Fund celebrates the lives of a loved one, client, colleague, or friend who has passed away with a donation of any size and without having to create a new fund.  

Your generous support continues to enable us to nurture and grow local assets and catalyze change to deliver lasting results in Tompkins County.

Additional Giving Options

Community Foundation welcomes gifts of checks, marketable securities, retirement funds, and life insurance policies. Gifts of other assets — stock, tangible personal property, partnership interests, and real estate — will be in accordance with the Gift Acceptance Policy. Each gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Checks payable to:
Community Foundation of Tompkins County
200 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 202
Ithaca, NY 14850
Please contact us with any questions: (607) 272-9333.
Learn more: What to Give






quote Walt Disney

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.