Non-Profit of the Year

Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce named Community Foundation as the 2016 Non-Profit of the Year!

About This Award

The award, along with a special video, was presented at the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner. Thank you for the award and accolades, we are so pleased and honored.

“Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2015, the Community Foundation of Tompkins County enables ordinary people to be philanthropists. Since its inception in 2000, donors have contributed more than $18.5 million, enabling over 2,200 grants totaling more than $8 million to support the quality of life in Tompkins County. This year, the Community Foundation has also taken a leadership role in encouraging, supporting, and educating the public about “Collective Impact”, in which non-profits, businesses, government and community members combine efforts to solve large, systemic problems in comprehensive ways.”

– Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce

quote Sir Wilfred Grenfell

The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth. It is obvious that man is himself a traveler; that the purpose of this world is not "to have and to hold" but "to give and serve." There can be no other meaning