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.

Community Foundation Atlas

Explore the world’s most comprehensive data about the community foundation movement.Today, more than 1,800 place-based foundations are empowering people to address local challenges and opportunities. By strengthening civil society, community foundations are helping to fill voids in global leadership and build a better world, place by place by place.

Community Foundation Stats

The Foundation Center provides data on the the number of community foundations and amounts of gifts in, assets at and grants out for each community foundation listed.

Community Impact

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.

2018 Annual Report

“Inspiring Philanthropy, Strengthening Communities”

Additional Annual Report Resources

In community philanthropy, one action causes many different, long lasting and powerful effects. Your support of Community Foundation’s program and services makes you an integral part of both initial and subsequent results from a constant chain reaction of giving.

quote Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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.