Who is Giving

Many individuals, businesses, foundations and families and former residents give through us to keep Tompkins County thriving. Thank you to each donor for their generous support! It is our honor and pleasure to connect the passions of donors with results-oriented solutions addressing the needs and problems in our community.

Enjoy our donor photo gallery (below), and come back often as the photos and donor stories change periodically.



2019 Donor Listing

2018 Donor Listing

2017 Donor Listing

2016 Donor Listing

2015 Donor Listing

Please see the links above. We acknowledge our donors with gratitude for their generous charitable gifts, which make our work possible and which achieve powerful community results!

Donor Stories

Learn more about our donors and ways the Community Foundation has helped them to achieve their philanthropic goals through planned giving and fund establishment.

Door Opener Society (new in 2020)

Legacy Society

Our Legacy Society is a membership for individuals who have named Community Foundation in their will or other planned gift. Each donor helps the communities and organizations of Tompkins County forever!

Multi-Year Donors

Thanks to all who support the programs and services of the Community Foundation. Your contributions help us continue to improve Tompkins County!


For every year in which you make an annual gift of $1,000 or more designated for programs and services, you join a special group of donors recognized as members of our HEROES Circle.

Volunteer Story:

I’ve been a member of the Library Grant Cycle Review Team for multiple years. I continue to be energized by the Community Foundation’s approach to community-based decision-making. My experience of working with a team of volunteers who expressed a deep concern for the Tompkins County community and the challenges that local libraries face in serving youth was refreshing. While we had differences of opinion, they were expressed in a respectful manner and everyone was heard. It’s great to be a part of a process that continues to result in wonderful things for the community. The Community Foundation succeeds in creating an inclusive, respectful environment that ultimately results in better decisions and better results for the people served by its grantmaking. It’s a great representation of our community and one of the many reasons I love Tompkins County.”  Review Team Member, March 2016



  • Legacy Society Notification of Intent Everyday people like you confirm their commitment to the future of Tompkins County by making a gift in their will or other planned gift
  • 2019 Gift Form Use this easy form to make a gift or mulityear pledge or recurring gift
quote Brian Tracy

Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting.