Contribute to one of our existing funds or start one of your own: the Community Foundation offers many ways to make a lasting investment in the life of your community. Learn more



Join the Community Foundation non-profit community. Learn about the assistance we provide to non-profit organizations and schools, including grants and mini-grants, training opportunities, a discussion forum and links to additional resources. 



College is expensive. The Community Foundation has a variety of scholarships for high school students as well as adults and non-traditional students. Find out how we help you pay for college. 

The Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes helps realize potential in our community by matching the generosity of our donors with the community’s greatest needs. Our grants and scholarships support the people of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties in the Southern Tier of New York State.

Learn more about the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
— Magaret Mead