Tompkins County Funders Group

The Community Foundation is proud to be an active participant in the Tompkins County Funders’ Group.

This gathering of local philanthropic professionals meets quarterly or more often to help coordinate our joint activities, network with one another, and better learn about community needs.

We gather information on grant opportunities from other local funders who have interests in investing in the results of the work of Tompkins County non-profits.

quote George Ferrari, CEO, Community Foundation

Community philanthropy is first and foremost about people not transactions... We offer a different vision of philanthropy embedded in the context of collaborative achievement, uplifting capacity, and fierce self-determination. We think of philanthropy as an expression of hope.