Gifts from donors in our own communities are at the heart of the Community Foundation's endowment. Anyone can become a donor, including individuals, families, groups, businesses or private foundations. It's easy!

Gifts can take the form of cash, stock (stock donation instructions) or other securities, life insurance or, upon Board approval, certain other assets. You can also make planned gifts through bequests, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, IRAs, or pension funds. We encourage you to discuss planned gifts with your tax or financial advisor. Community Foundation staff are always available to answer questions and provide information to help you choose the right giving option and assist you. Please contact us with questions or concerns as you and your professional advisor discuss tax and estate planning issues related to your gift.

The Community Foundation accepts gifts made on your VISA or MC by phone or through our website here. If you wish to make a gift of anything other than cash, please contact us directly so we can explain the procedure for non-cash gifts.

Thank you for your interest in helping our community through a gift to the Community Foundation!

Donate To Fund

Fund Name Description
Designated
The Tina Fund The Tina Fund provides grants to individuals and families in Broome and Chenango Counties who have significant medical and related costs and who are having difficulty meeting expenses resulting from either a diagnosis of breast cancer or a positive result for BRACA1/BRACA2.
Black Knight Fund The Black Knight Fund was created to support the needs of the Windsor Central School District community.
Friends of the ACA Memorial Park Fund The Friends of the ACA Memorial Park Fund was created to provide funds to preserve and maintain the bases, memorial stones, bird, lighting, etc. at the ACA Memorial Park in Binghamton, New York.
Healthy Gardens Norwich Fund The Healthy Gardens Norwich Fund supports the Healthy Gardens Norwich program at Norwich, NY Central School District.
Jonas Kilmer Mansion Preservation and Restoration Fund This fund was established to support the preservation and restoration of the historic Jonas Kilmer Mansion at 9 Riverside Drive in Binghamton, New York.
Oxford Blackhawk Fund The Oxford Blackhawk Fund provides resources that support the Oxford Academy and Central School.
Whitney Point Schools Fund The Whitney Point Schools Fund was established to provide resources to support the activities of the Whitney Point Central School District and other qualified 501(c)(3) organizations that support the charitable and/or educational purposes of Whitney Point Central School District and its resident students.
Designated (Agency)
Binghamton Police K-9 Fund The Binghamton Policy K-9 Fund provides funding for training, vet bills, purchase of canines and other needs of the Binghamton Police K-9 Division.
Phelps Mansion Preservation Fund Established in 2005, the Phelps Mansion Preservation Fund allows donors to direct gifts that will support preservation of the Phelps Mansion and its historic contents.
Donor Advised
Greater Oxford Community Fund The purpose of the Greater Oxford Community Fund is to provide financial support for community enterprises.
Racketa Family Fund The Racketa Famiy Fund is an undendowed donor advised fund.
Field of Interest
COVID-19 Fund The CFSCNY COVID-19 Response Fund has been established to help respond to non-profit needs in Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Tioga Counties related to COVID-19.
Glenda Blake and Leo Cotnoir Fund for Art Empowerment The Glenda Blake and Leo Cotnoir Fund for Art Empowerment was established to fund projects that help artists make the Binghamton area an even better place to live.
Katie Titus Early Literacy Fund The Katie Titus Early Literacy Fund is a fund which grants to non-profit organizations and schools who provide programming to support early literacy services to families and children.
Selrahc Ah-Wa-Ga Legacy Fund In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Charles Hibberd Bassett Youth Foundation, please consider a gift to the fund to help fund future scholarships.
The Mighty Max "Just Because" Fund The Mighty Max "Just Because" Fund is established in celebration of the life of Max Gabriel Edell Kranbuhl, known to many of his family and friends as "Mighty Max". Although challenged by a developmental disability and moderate autism, Max was enthusiastically involved in areas that held his interest. His humor, honesty and grit attracted many to him especially during the last years of his young life spent in treatment for a rare cancer. This Fund is dedicated to bringing simple joys and opportunities to children dealing with challenges, and to assisting parents who need support and guidance during heart-wrenching times.
The Women's Fund The Women's Fund improves and empowers the lives of women and girls in the region through collective and engaged philanthropy among women.
Women's Fund Empowerment Society The Women's Fund Empowerment Society members support the Women's Fund with a cumulative gift of $1,000 or more each calendar year.
Young Professionals Advisory Group Fund The Young Professionals Advisory Group Fund will make grants to organizations that provide leadership and development opportunities for young professionals as well as other general charitable activities.
Pass-Thru
Kirkwood Inspiration Park Fund Money raised from this fund will be used to build an inclusive playground located in Valley Park in the town of Kirkwood.
Scholarship
Johny Stringfield Scholarship Fund The Johny Stringfield Scholarship Fund awards a scholarship to a graduating senior student in the Binghamton City School District planning a career in human services
Greene Community Scholarship Fund The Greene Community Scholarship fund provides scholarship awards to graduating seniors of the Greene Central School District in Greene, New York.
Alexander J. Wetzel Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in loving memory of Alexander Wetzel, this scholarship will support Binghamton High School students pursuing study in engineering or computer science at a two or four year college or university.
Black Knight Scholarship Fund The Black Knight Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students graduating from Windsor Central School District.
Decker Ayers III Memorial Scholarship Fund The Decker Ayers III Memorial Scholarship Fund provides a scholarship of $1,000 per year to a Cooperstown High School student for up to 2 years who is pursuing a degree in history.
Duane R. Skrabalak Memorial Award in Music Fund This fund was established in the memory of former Tri-Cities Opera Artistic Director Duane R. Skrabalak (1949-2014), a 1966 graduate of Johnson City High School. Duane devoted his life to music, specifically to the performance of opera at Broome County's own Tri-Cities Opera. An annual award from this fund goes to an outstanding senior graduating from the Johnson City High School who is planning a career in music..
Peter Cronk Scholarship Fund The Peter Cronk Scholarship Fund was created in memory of Peter Cronk for a Binghamton High School student attending college majoring in fine arts or English.
Sister Joanna Monticello Memorial Scholarship Fund The Sister Joanna Monticello Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for students enrolled in the MSW programs at Binghamton University or Marywood College or Masters of Counseling at University of Scranton.
Unrestricted
The General Community Fund The Community Fund is a multi-purpose, unrestricted fund to which qualified agencies in Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Tioga counties may apply for grants. A donation to the Community Fund is the easiest way to make a gift, and contributions of any size are always welcome.
Other Funds