Life is fleeting, but we all have the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the world. By joining the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes as an active or planned giving donor, you are making a commitment to bettering your community today and for generations. Your donation, whether made in one sum or through planned giving, allows the Foundation to help non-profits across the region, directly impacting residents in a variety of ways.

With around 200 existing funds for you to choose from, you are sure to find a cause that is meaningful to you. And if you’d prefer to start your own fund we will work with you or your financial advisor to create a giving opportunity that is specific to what you hold dear.

Explore our Guide to Giving and when you’re ready to make a contribution, either give us a call and we will help you and your financial advisor get started or donate immediately to an existing fund.

Join a Giving Community: Legacy Society

Make an important impact on your community’s future by becoming a member of the Legacy Society today. The Legacy Society recognizes people who specify gifts to the Community Foundation in their wills, donate life insurance or employ other forms of deferred charitable giving. Learn more about the Legacy Society or contact us to learn more about planned giving.

Giving, Growing and Thriving 

How is your contribution managed at the Community Foundation? Here we explain the process of investment, growth and reinvestment.