Funding for Sustainable Tompkins has been raised on a project-by-project basis from a mix of local sponsors including several businesses, local and regional foundations, Tompkins County Solid Waste Management Division, Ithaca College, Cornell University, and a member item obtained through Assemblywoman Lifton.

In addition, significant achievements have been accomplished through volunteer contributions of skills and expertise in various aspects of education, communication, and facilitated community dialogue on the topic of sustainability. As a result, more and more citizens and business people in our community are becoming familiar with the changes necessary to becoming a sustainable society.