In early 1999 a group of concerned citizens gathered to discuss ways of creating a community foundation to serve as the philanthropic center for Tompkins County and for those wishing to support and enhance the quality of life for all who live and work here. In June 2000 six people were appointed to serve as the Incorporating Board of the new Community Foundation of Tompkins County, a 501?(3) nonprofit public foundation. The six were Jeff Furman, Howard P. Hartnett, Bill Myers, John Semmler, Diane Shafer, and Robert Swieringa.
The Groton Public Library was recently awarded four grants from The Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County. These grants total $18,137. One of...more
The toy library has received support through grants from such organizations as the Community Foundation of Tompkins County; Sustainable Tompkins; the Friends of Tompkins County Public Library; Ithaca...more
The fund was established through Community Foundation of Tompkins County. “This topic is not covered well in our educational system, but it's important to us,” said Gerry Cox, a former assistant...more