The ONLINE SHOPPING portion of the Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair will be open until December 31, 2015

2015 has been 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.”  Over $540,000 has been donated through the Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair since 2004. 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 2016 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

Collegetown Bagels
East Hill Subway
Immaculate Conception Volunteer Bakers
Gimme! Coffee

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

We would also like to thank ACORN DESIGNS for offering a beautiful selection of cards
at a generous discount!



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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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