November 17th, 2022
Celebrate Community Foundation Week, November 12-18
The Community Foundation of Tompkins County will join in a nationwide celebration, November 12-18, 2022, to recognize the increasingly important role that community foundations play in strengthening localities and mitigating social issues like homelessness, food insecurity, and racial justice. For more than a century, philanthropic institutions have served as a trusted partner and resource whose effect can be seen in the lives of millions and in the vibrant neighborhoods that continue to thrive through their mission-driven work. For more than twenty years, the Community Foundation of Tompkins County makes it possible for citizens, local businesses, and mission-aligned organizations to create permanent philanthropic resources for the current and future needs of the community from basic human needs to creating innovative solutions.
VIEW OUR #CommunityFNDWeek ANNOUNCEMENT HERE
Saturday, November 12: Back 2 Basics! What is a Community Foundation?
Sunday, November 13: How To…
IT’S HOW TO SUNDAY…SEE BELOW FOR HOW TO…
GIVE VIA CASHAPP, VENMO, AND PAYPAL>>COMING SOON!
Monday, November 14: Major Fund Day
Since December of 2012 Vector Magnetics Fund has been an active, classic expendable donor advised fund. Its donor advisor uses the fund for a variety of grant making. The majority of funds awarded are local and some in other places. Just this year Vector Magnetics has awarded more than $800k to 50 organizations. Hear directly from a grantee, the College Discovery Program says THANK YOU!
Learn about our other funds>>HERE
I bet you didn’t know we manage more than 150 funds. Our donor advised funds awards grants as small as $250 to upwards $100k.
A few family funds are: Yarussi Family Fund, Earle Family Fund, Conneman Family Fund, McPheron Family Fund, Miller Family Fund, and Florino Family Fund. It’s easy to set up a family fund! Check out all our funds>>HERE
If interested in setting up a family fund or a fund in a family member’s name, please send us a message here or email Nancy Massicci, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Established by Susan Christopherson through her will, the Susan Christopherson Community Planning Fund assists residents who want to improve their communities through planning and design. Susan envisioned communities in Central New York engaging their residents effectively and meaningfully in decision making around planning issues that affect their day-to-day lives. A few grantees include Brooktondale Community Center, Friends of Ithaca Youth Bureau, and the Center for Transformative Action. Hear directly from the Brooktondale Community Center>>HERE. Take the virtual tour of the facility>>HERE
A special message from our Chief Development Officer, Nancy Massicci.
Tuesday, November 15: Tag 2 Tuesday!
It’s TAG TWO TUESDAY! As we continue to celebrate Community Foundation Week, to increase awareness of how important philanthropy and ‘doing good’ is, we are asking you to TAG two people who you know whose lives have been impacted by philanthropy. Share this post, tag two friends and keep it going!
Community foundations make it possible for communities to prosper and thrive. Here’s a word from our very own CEO, George Ferrari.
Check out more>>www.cftompkins.org
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED US FOR OUR FIRST OPEN HOUSE GAME DAY!