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Through initiatives, grantmaking and neighborhood engagement the Gifford Foundation strengthens community assets in order to improve the quality of life for the residents of Central New York.
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Through initiatives, grantmaking and neighborhood engagement the Gifford Foundation strengthens community assets in order to improve the quality of life for the residents of Central New York. Learn More »

  • When participants at the CanTeen first saw the new deck the afternoon of the first day of school, they couldn't wait to hold their first Teen Council meeting outdoors and utilize their grill on the deck, "just like a normal, everyday home would have!"   <a href="http://www.giffordfoundation.org/canteen-center/">Learn More »</a>
  • Ruthnie Angrand's poem "Lead" shines a light on giving and community. Commissioned by the Allyn & Gifford Foundations in honor of their 60 years, it was performed for the first time November 6, 2014. <a href="http://www.giffordfoundation.org/lead-a-poem-about-giving/">Learn More »</a>
  • A $20,000 grant made to Clear Path for Veterans provides an excellent example of an infrastructure improvement that expands not only organizational capacity, but also enables individuals to grow and prosper.  <a href="http://www.giffordfoundation.org/forging-a-clear-path-for-veterans/">Learn More »</a>
  • Helping communities and organizations grow - and having fun while doing it! View the new videos on Gifford's history and approach. <a href="http://www.giffordfoundation.org/videos-celebrating-gifford-history-approach/">Learn More »</a>
  • 25 Community Grants. 21 “What If…” Mini Grants. Six new ADVANS organizations. And 60 years in existence. As Gifford kicks off 2015 we are taking a look back at what a special year 2014 was. <a href="http://www.giffordfoundation.org/2014-a-year-to-celebrate/">Learn More »</a>
  • After our third or fourth meeting with different animal welfare organizations to discuss volunteer and other needs, we came up with the idea of bringing them all together to meet as a group. What did the seven organizations, from all around the area and of different sizes, learn from each other and what has been accomplished??  <a href="http://www.giffordfoundation.org/highlighted-grant-bringing-together-giving-to-each/">Learn More »</a>
For Grant seekers

For Grant Seekers

foundant-logo 2 If you are interested in applying for a grant from the Gifford Foundation please check out our new online grants management system, Foundant.

"What If..." Film: The Interrupters

"What If..." Film: The Interrupters

Free film in September - "The Interrupters," the stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed.

Congratulations Gifford Grantees

Congratulations Gifford Grantees

Congratulations Gifford Grantees Every month we congratulate our Gifford grantees, with a brief description of the project and the initiative and/or focus area. Read about our newest community and "What If..." minigrants.

Appreciating a Strengths-Based Approach

Appreciating a Strengths-Based Approach

Appreciating a Strengths-Based Approach In June Heidi Holtz, our director of research and projects, attended a week-long training in the strengths-based organizational model called “Appreciative Inquiry.” In this post she shares what she learned and its potential for our community.

Gifford Welcomes New Board Members

Gifford Welcomes New Board Members

Gifford Welcomes New Board Members We welcome Suntrana Allen and Carrie Mae Weems to the board! These two women have made not only great strides in their chosen fields, but are well respected locally and internationally.

@GiffordCNY on Twitter

  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterRT @samedelstein: Thank you to @Stillworker from @GiffordCNY for all your help to generate ideas! #iteams link
  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterOur first picture with the new staff! Another great block party at Skiddy Park! link
  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterGreat night for a ballgame! Rosamond must be a fan - who knew? link