Ways to Give

Your gift supports needs in Tompkins County! Ways to do that can be with a check, credit card, stock, from your retirement account, through your will or donor advised fund.

Are you looking for income and giving to charity? A Pooled Income Fund (PIF), operates like a mutual fund: A donor receives annual income based on their share of the pool. After death, the remaining value becomes a charitable gift to the Foundation. See our Planned Giving page for more information.

Did you know gifts of stock can give you a tax benefit? Donors are surprised that giving stock gifts reduces their capital gains without changing their portfolio. Also, donors over 70 ½ are making tax-free gifts from their IRA to have a bigger impact each year.

 Give to the Annual Fund

givetoannualfundSupport Community Foundation programs and services. Your annual fund gift is a flexible way to make a philanthropic impact on the community.
>2019 Gift Form  >Give Online   >What to Give > From your Donor Advised Fund


Give to a Fund

givetoafundFunds at the Community Foundation are created by donors for a variety of philanthropic purposes. Your gift to a fund of your choice will help strengthen our community.
>Give Online   >Create a Fund   >Our Funds


Leave a Gift in Your Will

leaveaplannedgiftCommunity Foundation offers permanent ways to meet your philanthropic goals. Leave a gift in your will and join the Legacy Society.
>Join the Legacy Society  >Legacy Society Members >Wills and other Planned Giving Information
quote Brian Tracy

Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting.