Giving Options:

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

Your gift can be given IN HONOR of a friend or a loved one. Through us, you can support many local programs that need it most.


Contributing online is fast and convenient. Our online service provider is GiveGab, an Ithaca-based company. Soon we will add special features including selecting Annual Fund gift, or Tompkins Today and Tomorrow Fund, or our Community Memorial Fund or other funds (see below).

For now, you can indicate the fund to which you would like your gift to go and include honorary or memorial information or if you qualify for the 2018 Cornell faculty/staff challenge in the “Add A Message” space just before you confirm your gift. You can also choose to cover the processing fees like more than 70% of donors.

If you have a commercial donor advised fund (DAF) at one of the following sponsors (e.g. Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Schwab Charitable Gift Fund, BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund or the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation), you can make a gift directly to Community Foundation by using the Give Online tool above. To make a DAF gift from a sponsor not listed, please contact Philanthropic Services Officer, Amy LeViere, for assistance at 607-272-9333 or via Amy’s email.

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

2018 Gift Form


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



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