Philanthropy Magnified Impact Report
July 2019
Good Summer Livin' 
Take a Walk!

Museum of the Earth at PRI Fund
Established in 2004 in memory of James Potorti, interpretive gorge walks are funded by the Community Foundation Museum of the Earth at PRI Fund. James grew up in Ithaca and was working in 1 World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  James and his wife had visited Paleontological Research Institute (PRI) the weekend prior to his death. An endowed gift from his widow, Nikki Stern, supports each outstanding educational and beautiful walk program.  

On Fridays in August, join the annual James Potorti Museum of the Earth/State Parks Gorge Walks . Free of charge, PRI offers the morning interpretive walks in partnership with the Finger Lakes State Parks.
Time with friends!

Community Foundation Summer Open House

We love our friends!  You are invited to our summer open house, August 22, 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to meet friends, make new ones, bring a friend, and enjoy nibbles. Stop by! Community Foundation grantees will be on-hand to share a little about their funding. Get share first-hand updates, just look for an  "Ask me about my grant!" Perhaps share your thoughts on needs in Tompkins County. 

Learn more here , and we hope to see you!
Hear Live Music Outdoors!

Fill your cup!
CFCU Partners with your 
Community Foundation

Community Foundation is thrilled to be a partner of  the award-winning CFCU Community Credit Union Summer Concert Series.  Throughout the concerts, every cup sold (beer from Seneca Beverage, wine from Wagner Vineyards, and sodas)  will benefit the Community Foundation. Thank you, CFCU!

Get to the Commons every Thursday from 6-8pm until September 12th--grab a cup of your favorite liquid, listen to great music, and say "Hi" to Team CFCU! 

Details for 2019 CFCU Summer Concerts   
Go for a swim!

Alex Haley Wading Pool Opens

A final grant from the Community Foundation  Alex Haley Pool Fund  completes Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) pool construction. Dedicated on May 31, 2019 at a ribbon cutting,  Max's Wading Pool celebration honored William Maxwell's commitment to the health and wellness of our community's families with toddlers and young children.

A community pool open to youth and adults of all ages and swimming abilities, get to the Alex Haley Pool and beat the heat. Season passes are available for residents of Recreation Partnership Municipalities, plus organizations and groups can reserve it for open swim at a group rate

Check it out   online and on   Facebook  
Grow your capacity!

Fall Grant Cycle Opportunity! 

Just released! Our 2019 Fall Grant Cycle Guidelines. 

Strengthening Communities

Grant Range: $5,000-$20,000 (with eligibility to renew the grant in 2020). Application deadline October 16, 2019.

Community Foundation is committed to fostering collaboration and strategic approaches to improve the quality of life for all in Tompkins County. This cycle prioritizes methodology and processes to achieve community planning, capacity building, systemic change and solutions to complex challenges.

Learn more here and on Facebook.
Support Fireworks!  
Ithaca Rotary Fireworks 

We hope your Independence Day included witnessing our local, spectacular fireworks show on July 3. This annual celebration is supported wholly by donations from the community. There is still time to help and keep the  community fireworks  free and open to everyone!
Thank you to every donor so far raising 64% of Ithaca Rotary's fundraising goal.

2019 Save the Date  

Community Foundation Events

Closer Look Site Visits J uly - December

Summer Open House August 22

Philanthropy Magnified Reception September 17

Women's Fund Luncheon  October 17

Winter Open House December 13

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