The Directors of the Tompkins Charitable Gift Fund are proud to help fund organizations and causes at many levels. While many financial service gift funds and some community foundations do not accept unsolicited grants, we welcome them!

Over the years our grants have supported a wide variety of charities that support and enrich the lives of those living in New York State and Pennsylvania. A typical Directors Philanthropy Fund grant has averaged around $2,500 and in the past we have given to organizations that support:

  • Community/Human Services
  • Health/Medical Services
  • Education
  • Arts/Culture
  • Environment

Submission deadlines are March 1 and September 1 of each year.

(Please note that Grant Application Guidelines are pdf documents that require Adobe Reader. To view pdf documents, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can get Adobe Acrobat Reader for free here.)