Make A Gift

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Your giving today to operating needs and work in social justice is most urgently needed.

Our tax ID or EIN is 16-1587553.

Additional Giving Options

Besides checks, Community Foundation accepts stocks and mutual funds, retirement funds, life insurance policies, cryptocurrency and gifts made in your will.

Gifts of Stock

We ask donors to inform us when making a stock gift (so we give you proper credit) by emailing the Stock or Mutual Fund Gift Form to Amy LeViere at

Delivering your shares to the Community Foundation’s broker as follows:

TRANSFER OF STOCK (AND OTHER MARKETABLE SECURITIES) Community Foundation of Tompkins County transfer instructions

Charles Schwab & Co

DTC #: 0164 Code: 40

For account of: Community Foundation of Tompkins County

Acct# 9817-4092

Gifts from Your DAF (Donor Advised Fund)

You can make an interfund grant from your Community Foundation DAF to benefit any other fund at Community Foundation. You can also make a grant nomination from your commercial DAF to enable a gift to Community Foundation. You can also make a future disposition plan on any DAF to have any remainder come to Community Foundation.

HEROES Circle (Helping Expand Resources, Operational Effectiveness & Services)

For every year in which you make a gift of $1,000 or more to the annual fund, you join a special group of donors (individuals, families, and businesses) recognized as members of our HEROES Circle.

Each donor who makes an annual gift of $1,000 or more are members of our Philanthropy Magnified Society. Membership strengthens our community and members have an opportunity to meet with key leaders in the community.

Community Memorial Fund

Make a gift to our Community Memorial Fund to celebrate the life of a loved one, client, colleague, or friend who has passed away with a donation of any size and without having to create a new fund.

Easy Asset Based Philanthropy

You can make a gift to Community Foundation of Tompkins County from your estate without amending your Will or Trust. Learn more about quick and easy ways to give with Asset Based Philanthropy.

Other Assets to Gift

For other assets, such as tangible personal property, partnership interests, and real estate, see the Gift Acceptance Policy. Each gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Checks payable to:
Community Foundation of Tompkins County
200 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 202
Ithaca, NY 14850

If there is a specific fund to which your contribution is being directed, the fund’s name should be written on the check’s memo line or EFT instructions. We kindly request that checks not be made payable to any particular fund.


Cryptocurrency donations are processed by Cocatalyst Impact, Inc. and Crypto for Charity, and the net proceeds are promptly sold and transferred to the Community Foundation of Tompkins County in U.S. dollars. We do not maintain a reserve of cryptocurrency as part of our investment strategy.

Please contact us with any questions: (607) 272-9333.

Learn more: What to Give



quote Community Foundation Donor Advisor

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