Make A Gift

Thank you for making a gift.

Your gift today is critical to operating needs, our work in social justice and in other areas. Below type "Operating Unrestricted," "Social Justice Fund," or "More options" in the Fund Name box.

Additional Giving Options

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

Gifts of Stock

We ask donors to inform us before 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

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.

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.

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

Learn more: What to Give



quote Angela Y. Davis

I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.