Every year, guided by the board’s values-based philanthropy, donor’s gifts are granted outright or invested and directed in a way that matches the values of the donor.
A few examples of recent impact. Grant Review Teams see an increase in applications and hard choices to make to distribute funds to non-profits in the region. An example, did you know there are libraries in our region that cannot afford story time for children? Community Foundation grants made this possible. What about our aging population that can barely cover housing and medical expenses and groceries? Community Foundation grants bring fresh, nutritious food to these individuals free of charge. Or what about at-risk youth in our county who have found employment and purpose at local farm programs the Foundation helps?
With your help, significant progress has been made to continue this good work and to achieve our mission to improve the quality of life in Tompkins County.
Thank you for your generosity.