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. To learn more go to "Our Funds" or call us at 607-272-9333.

Contributing online is fast and convenient. Give below, either directly from your Fidelity or Schwab donor advised fund (via DAF Direct) or with your credit card (below DAF Direct, start with selecting the fund name).

To give directly from your commercial Donor Advised Fund click the link.

Thank you for joining an impressive group of friends, both local and across the country, who continue to improve the quality of life in Tompkins County.  

2018 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.

Checks payable to:
Community Foundation of Tompkins County
200 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 202
Ithaca, NY 14850
Please contact us with any questions: (607) 272-9333.
Learn more: What to Give



quote Kurt Vonnegut

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.