Ways to Give

Support Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca by making a donation

Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca is one of the oldest human service agencies in Tompkins County. Our origins date back to the establishment of the Ithaca Children’s Home in 1885, and the merger with the Family Society of Ithaca in 1958. Today, we continue to provide a wide range of services that include mental health care to children, adults, families, and seniors, as well as EAP services to more than 50 local businesses, and targeted outreach to vulnerable youth and other community members in need of support.

You can support this vital and life changing work by making a gift today.

Your donation to F&CS will support crucial mental health programs for children, adults, and families in Tompkins County. With over 2,000 individuals and families served each year, you can rest assured that your gift will support the mental health of your community, neighbors and friends, many of whom come to F&CS at the most vulnerable times in their lives.

Make a donation now.

Help sustain the work of F&CS by becoming a monthly giver. A small donation each month can provide continuous support throughout the year. Please be sure to select “Recurring Gift” on the donation form.

Employer Matching Gifts

Your employer may double or even triple your donations to F&CS! Find out more from your company’s human resources department and contact our Development team at Development@fcsith.org or (607)-273-7494 if you need additional information or assistance processing the forms. Please note, some companies request proof of your donation within a limited period of time; please contact us directly if you need verification urgently.

Honor and Memorial Gifts

Make a gift in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one. Let us know whom you are honoring with your gift in the Tribute Information section of our donation form, and we will send their family a note to let them know.

Leave a legacy as a mental health advocate for generations ahead with your planned gift to Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca. You should discuss this with your estate planner or lawyer.

See our Planned Giving page for more information, or contact us at Development@fcsith.org or (607)-273-7494

Gift of Stock

Support F&CS through a gift of stock or ETF today. Please contact Director of Development Josiah Jacobus-Parker at jparker@fcsith.org or (607)-273-7494 for more information and to arrange for a transfer of stock.

As a registered 501(c)(3) entity, Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca is a qualified charitable entity and able to accept gifts directly from individual retirement accounts (IRAs). Learn more about this process here.