Giving Options:

Through us, you can support many programs by choosing "Operating Unrestricted" to provide immediate financial support where needed most. Annual unrestricted gifts are critical to Community Foundation achieving its mission to improve the quality of life in Tompkins County today and tomorrow. Like many non-profits the public health crisis and economic situation have deeply decreased our ability to operate.

To make an online gift to the COVID-19 Response Fund: In the Fund Name box enter COVID-19 Response Fund. Thank you.

Make an annual gift today online or by mail, then consider your planned giving options with FreeWill, an intuitive online service which enables you to write a free, legal will with charitable intentions.

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2019 Gift Form

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.

Your generous support continues to enable us to nurture and grow local assets and catalyze change to deliver lasting results in Tompkins County.

Additional Giving Options

Community Foundation welcomes gifts of checks, marketable securities (stocks and mutual funds), retirement funds, life insurance policies, gifts made in your will. Gifts of other assets — tangible personal property, partnership interests, and real estate — will be in accordance with the Gift Acceptance Policy. Each gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Community Foundation can receive EFT (electronic fund transfer) gifts. Please have your financial institution use our banking information as follows:

ACCOUNT IN THE NAME OF: Community Foundation of Tompkins County

ROUTING #221370399          ACCOUNT#5206013327

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



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