Give to the Annual Fund

Making a gift to the annual fund to support the Community Foundation programs and services is a powerful way to make a philanthropic impact on the community. Your support can be a multi-year pledge, 3 year pledges are available at a variety of annual levels beginning at $250, $500, $1,000, $2,500, $5,000 or more.

2018 Gift Form (our most urgent need)

Multiyear gifts are one important source of support for the Foundation to increase flexibility to respond to our community’s needs and to plan ahead.

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 recognized as members of our HEROES Circle (Helping Expand Resources, Operational Effectiveness & Services).

The Community Foundation accepts gifts of checks, bequests, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, insurance, retirement accounts, and real estate for the general operation of the Foundation and to support board discretionary grant making.

Community Foundation Funds

  Purpose Definition(s)  
  Annual Fund General annual fund gifts to support the programs and services of the Foundation and its activities  
  Tompkins Today and Tomorrow Fund For the most flexible and responsive grant making to our community  
  Community Foundation Endowment Fund Permanent financial base to support the Community Foundation’s operations, programs and services; produces income for current use from principal  
  Field of Interest Funds Supports any established fund: Arts and Culture, Children and Youth, Collective Impact, Crime Victims/Sexual Assault Survivors, Social Justice Fund and Women’s Fund  



quote Kurt Vonnegut

What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.