Giving Options:

Your gift today is critical to operating, COVID-19 issues, social justice and other areas. Below type "Operating Unrestricted", "COVID-19 Response Fund", "Social Justice Fund" or more options in the Fund Name box. Each provides solid outcomes to help residents thrive in Tompkins County.

Gifts can be one time or monthly.

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU, in March 2020, the CARES Act states that $300 gifts are deductible! It is available even if you do not itemize your deductions, and will apply to all years moving forward.

For months the headlines are full of hardships caused by our shared challenges. Challenges come with silver linings in both your increased ability to connect remotely and an increased ability to have an impact on the charities you care about.

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

Beyond gifts of checks, Community Foundation accepts stocks and mutual funds, retirement funds, life insurance policies, and gifts made in your will. Also other assets — tangible personal property, partnership interests, and real estate — see 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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