Community Partnerships

Historic Ithaca engages with the community in speaking out about preservation and built environment issues, from promoting the cultural, economic, and sustainability benefits of historic preservation to opposing projects and actions that threaten historic buildings.

The Tompkins Chamber advocates for the free enterprise system and sound economic development in Tompkins County.

Tompkins County Public Library, founded in 1864 by Ezra Cornell, serves the residents of Tompkins County and is the Central Library for the Finger Lakes Library System, serving libraries and users in Tompkins, Tioga, Cortland, Seneca and Cayuga counties.

The Finger Lakes Climate Fund works to promote clean energy projects in the Finger Lakes area while strengthening our regional economy and assisting local families in need. 

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance is a comprehensive downtown revitalization & management program engaged in 6 principal areas: Business Retention & Development, Marketing & Membership Services, Government Relations, Environmental Infrastructure, Special Events, Transportation.

With over 10 years of daily weather forecasting experience, and a lifetime of experiencing the weather in the Finger Lakes firsthand, meteorologist Drew Montreuil brings an unparalleled expertise to the unique weather of the Finger Lakes.

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is committed to creating a future without hunger where access to healthy food by all is recognized as fundamental to the well-being and success of individuals and the foundation of a strong, vibrant society.

GreenStar is a consumer cooperative, collectively owned by over 12,000 member-owners. Everyone is welcome to shop at GreenStar Food Co-op, where they celebrate fresh groceries, whole foods, sustainable living, and the transformative power of a strong local economy.

Founded in 1984, the Southern Tier AIDS Program provides supportive services to HIV+ persons and state of the art prevention education from 8 offices in an 8 county area. They work to create a world where HIV transmission is rare and those who are HIV+ lead healthy lives. 

Cinemapolis, a first-run movie theater located in the heart of downtown Ithaca, is a community cultural institution where the art of film is used to enrich people’s lives, grapple with and illuminate contemporary issues, and, of course, to entertain.

For 30 years, the grants, programs, and services provided by the Community Arts Partnership have been a driving force behind the vibrant arts community of Ithaca and Tompkins County.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a dynamic education system connecting Cornell’s world-class research with regional and county-based educators and partners across the state. 

The Ithaca Voice is a nonprofit digital news site with a mission to improve civic and political understanding in Ithaca and Tompkins County by publishing free and sustaining in-depth, educational, rigorous, timely, and ethical journalism.

The SPCA of Tompkins County is a no-kill shelter dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and overpopulation, and they promote responsible pet stewardship by providing education, counseling and training to nurture and enhance the human-animal bond.

Sustainable Tompkins is a community-based organization whose mission is to promote the long-term well-being of our region by integrating social equity, economic vitality, ecological stewardship, and shared responsibility.

TCAT’s services contribute to the overall social, environmental and economic health of Tompkins County by delivering safe, reliable and affordable public transportation while also being a responsive, responsible employer.

Hospicare & Palliative Care Services provide hospice care for people of any age with any terminal diagnosis. Their palliative care service specializes in relief of pain, symptoms, and stress at any point in an illness, and their bereavement support services provide care for those grieving a loss.

Ithaca Carshare enhances community access to transportation while reducing negative environmental and economic impacts. They are committed to reducing the necessity and expense of vehicle ownership while serving as a community resource for information about transportation impacts, costs and options.

Ithaca Children’s Garden is an award-winning, 3-acre public children’s garden designed for kids, enjoyed by all, and driven by a mission to connect children to nature to create a more beautiful, resilient and just world.

Ithaca Public Education Initiative believes the education of every student is enhanced through community connections and support. Their Elementary Outdoor Gear Project mobilizes community resources to equitably meet the outdoor learning needs for ICSD elementary school classrooms.

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