We are no longer accepting applications for 2015.

The 2015 Alternative Gift Fair will be held Saturday, December 5 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM in “The Space” @ Greenstar, located on the corner of Fulton Street and Buffalo Street in Ithaca.

2015 will be our 12th Annual Alternative Gift Fair, offering holiday shoppers a choice of holiday “gifts” to honor family and friends while supporting local charities and non-profit organizations in a festive atmosphere.

The Fair offers holiday shoppers an opportunity to choose gifts of charitable donations, rather than more “stuff.”  Since its start in 2004, the event has brought in over $480,000 that has gone directly to participating organizations. To be eligible, organizations must have a 501(c)(3) designation, an active local presence, and an annual budget of no more than $2 million.

“Gifts”, in the past, have ranged from $5 to give a compact fluorescent light bulb to a local, rural household or $10 for a week of school, clothing and two meals a day for an orphan in Zambia to $100 for a “Golden Opportunity” scholarship fund to help students remain successful in area schools. With hundreds of offerings to choose from, the Fair provides a something for everyone on a giving list. For each donation, the giver receives a holiday card with a description of the organization and the “gift”.

IAGF is looking for 2015 sponsors. Please contact us if you would like to sponsor this event!

Our fiscal sponsor is the Center for Transformative Action.

We greatly appreciate the donations of the following organizations:
The Community Foundation of Tompkins County
Alternatives Federal Credit Union

We would like to thank the following for their donation of spaces:
Just Be Cause Foundation
Tompkins Community Action
Tompkins County Public Library




Help us advertise the fair! Download a printable 2015 poster here.

Our mission is to…

...“provide our community with a meaningful alternative to holiday gift giving, one which celebrates personal charity, community health and well being, and the preservation of the planet.”

The Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair is fiscally sponsored by The Center for Transformative Action.

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