Welcome to Cortland Community Foundation

"You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give." Winston Churchill


How to Give


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Our Projects

Giving is a personal matter. You need to give where your heart is, to those who matter most to you. By including the Cortland Community Foundation in your donations, you will be sure that your gifts will benefit local, well deserving not-for-profit organizations.

Also, we have Donor Advised Accounts that let you indicate more specifically where you want your contributions to go to help out.

Please browse our web site, see how the Cortland Community Foundation can help you help others. Then call or e-mail us for a confidential discussion of your plans and ideas.

The Cortland Community Foundation has allocated over $1,000,000 to more than 65 different local agencies since its inception. If you would like to make a difference in YOUR community, contact us today!

Cortland Community Foundation Philanthropy Day Competition!

In honor of National Philanthropy Day (November 15) the Cortland Community Foundation is again challenging local charitable organizations to a "philanthropy race."

Mail or deliver donations to:
Cortland Community Foundation
PO Box 466,
3334 NYS Rt 215,
Cortland NY 13045

Be sure your gift is designated to your favorite charity by writing the name in the subject line on your check!



We are a charter non-profit member of Leave a Legacy Cortland County and a member of Council on Foundations.