Community Foundation Hosts First 24-Hour Giving Day in the Finger Lakes Region


On November 15th, 2019, nonprofit organizations from throughout the community will come together to hold a region-wide, 24-hour, day of giving, called FLXGives! November 15th also happens to be National Philanthropy Day, a unique opportunity to highlight how we can all work together and build a stronger sense of community through philanthropy.

At the stroke of midnight on November 15th, donors can go to the FLXGives website and search for their favorite nonprofit or search by a cause that matters most to them. Donors will then be connected with nonprofits working hard to support our neighbors in Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties.

There are a few ways to donate to FLXGives. Individuals can make a donation to one nonprofit or several nonprofits through a shopping cart option. Individuals are also encouraged to form teams to support a nonprofit through peer-to-peer fundraising. Gifts of any size will support programs in the arts and the environment, kids and animals, food pantries and the homeless (and so many more!) that will enhance the quality of life for us all.

“The Community Foundation works to support our nonprofit network and this is just one more way in which we strive to bring more awareness to the extraordinary work they do. Our goal is to help them collect as many donations in a 24-hour period as possible,” said Sara Palmer, vice president of programs.

You can help by spreading the word about FLXGives! November 15th, 2019, will be the day to celebrate the spirit of philanthropy in our region. If you have a passion for helping and making your community a better place, save the date, share the FLXGives website (flxgives.org), and use #flxgives on social media to encourage others to learn more.

Those interested in joining FLXGives as a registered nonprofit can go to www.flxgives.org to learn more. Individuals wishing to register as a peer-to-peer fundraiser may also register on the website.

Quality of Life Survey

What does Quality of Life mean to you? 

Dear Valued Community Partner,

The Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. is developing a Quality of Life Measurement Tool to measure and track quality of life for the residents living in our region as it relates to the Foundation's grantmaking efforts. 

 Stakeholder engagement is critically important in delivering a Tool that resonates with community members. As a stakeholder in our region, you are invited to participate in this community survey as part of the development process.


 National strategists at Avalanche Consulting are facilitating development of the Quality of Life Measurement Tool. They seek your honest perspective on Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes' performance across a variety of indicators.

 Thank you in advance for contributing to this important initiative. As a token of our appreciation for your engagement,the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes will make a $10 donation on your behalf to a local non-profit organization.

You will have an opportunity to select where you would like the funds directed at the end of the survey. Please encourage your friends, neighbors, and colleagues to participate as well. 

The survey will close on Friday, February 8th