Give to the Annual Fund

Making a gift to the annual fund supports the Community Foundation's programs and services, our most urgent need. These gifts are a powerful way to make an impact for residents in need in the community. You can make a multi-year pledge too--3 year pledges are welcomed beginning at $250.

2023 Gift Form (our most urgent need)

Multi-year gifts are one important source of support for the Foundation to quickly respond to our community’s needs and to plan ahead.

For every gift of $1,000 or more to the annual fund, you join our HEROES Circle (Helping Expand Resources, Operational Effectiveness & Services).

The Community Foundation accepts gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, insurance, retirement accounts, checks, bequests, and real estate for the general operation of the Foundation and to support board discretionary grant making.

Community Foundation Funds

Purpose Definition(s)
Annual Fund General annual fund gifts to support the programs and services of the Foundation and its activities
Tompkins Today and Tomorrow Fund For the most flexible and responsive grant making to our community
Community Foundation Endowment Fund Permanent financial base to support the Community Foundation’s operations, programs and services; produces income for current use from principal
Field of Interest Funds Supports any established fund: Arts and Culture, Children and Youth, Collective Impact, Crime Victims/Sexual Assault Survivors, Social Justice Fund and Women’s Fund



  • 2023 Gift Form Use this form to make a pledge gift, a recurring gift or a one time gift.
quote George Ferrari, CEO, Community Foundation

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