Who is Giving

Many local individuals, businesses, foundations and families and former residents are giving to keep Tompkins County thriving. We thank our donors for their generous support! It is our honor and pleasure to connect the passions of donors with results-oriented solutions addressing the needs and problems in our community.

Please enjoy our photo gallery, and come back often as the photos and donor stories change periodically.


2017 Philanthropy Magnified Reception

2017 Philanthropy Magnified Reception

Philanthropy Magnified Reception, October 6, 2016

2016 Donor Listing

2015 Donor Listing

Please see the links above. We acknowledge our donors with gratitude for their generous charitable gifts, which make our work possible and which achieve powerful community results!

Donor Stories

Learn more about our donors and ways the Community Foundation has helped them to achieve their philanthropic goals through planned giving and fund establishment.

Legacy Society

The Legacy Society honors and assists individuals who wish to benefit the communities and organizations of Tompkins Countynow and forever by establishing planned gifts with the Community Foundation.

Multi-Year Donors

Thanks to all who support the programs and services of the Community Foundation. Your contributions help us continue to improve Tompkins County!


For every year in which you make an annual gift of $1,000 or more designated for programs and services, you join a special group of donors recognized as members of our HEROES Circle.

Volunteer Story:

I’ve been a member of the Library Grant Cycle Review Team for multiple years. I continue to be energized by the Community Foundation’s approach to community-based decision-making. My experience of working with a team of volunteers who expressed a deep concern for the Tompkins County community and the challenges that local libraries face in serving youth was refreshing. While we had differences of opinion, they were expressed in a respectful manner and everyone was heard. It’s great to be a part of a process that continues to result in wonderful things for the community. The Community Foundation succeeds in creating an inclusive, respectful environment that ultimately results in better decisions and better results for the people served by its grantmaking. It’s a great representation of our community and one of the many reasons I love Tompkins County.”  Review Team Member, March 2016



  • Legacy Society Form Confirm your commitment to the future of Tompkins County by making a planned gift
  • CFTC Pledge Form Support your community by making a multi-year commitment
quote Jerry Brown

We have to deal with where we are. We have to create cooperatives, we have to create intentional communities, we have to work for local cooperation where we are.