About Us

The Community Foundation of Tompkins County is dedicated to working with all people committed to local philanthropy and civic engagement as a means to enhance the quality of life for all who live in, work in, and love Tompkins County.

The mission of our Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life in Tompkins County by inspiring and supporting enduring philanthropy.

Vision Statement: Tompkins County thrives thanks to engaged philanthropy.

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Philanthropy Magnified, our monthly impact report, contains the latest information on grants, events and people of the Community Foundation as well as local nonprofit news. Sign-up to receive regular updates. Thank you for being a friend and for your interest and support of our mission to improve the quality of life in Tompkins County.

2019 Annual Report

“Engaged Philanthropy, Inspired Communities”

Additional Annual Report Resources

Community Impact in Tompkins County

The Community Foundation of Tompkins County awards grants with the expectation of specific results to those groups whom we believe will make the differences we desire to see in our community. To learn more visit Impact Dashboards and Impact Stories.


quote Dwight D. Eisenhower

Ones destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.