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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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  • 2014: A Year to Celebrate
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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 »

    2014: A Year to Celebrate

    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. Learn More »

  • Videos Celebrating Gifford History & Approach
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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 »

    Videos Celebrating Gifford History & Approach

    Helping communities and organizations grow – and having fun while doing it! View the new videos on Gifford’s history and approach. Learn More »

  • “Lead,” a poem about giving
  • Ruthnie -Rae Sunshine- Angrand performing LEAD

    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 »

    “Lead,” a poem about giving

    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. Learn More »

  • Forging a “Clear Path for Veterans”
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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 »

    Forging a “Clear Path for Veterans”

    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. Learn More »

  • A “What if…” story: artistically talented youth prepare for college.
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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 »

    A “What if…” story: artistically talented youth prepare for college.

    The Talent Agency’s “What If…” Mini Grant project is a perfect example of what these small, nimble grants can achieve. Two art professors help artistic youth to prepare for college and career. Learn More »

  • Math & Movement Makes the Grade
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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 »

    Math & Movement Makes the Grade

    After overcoming a childhood difficulty with math and earning a degree in statistics, Suzy Koontz created Math & Movement, which harnesses children’s natural love of movement and creative imagination to master basic math concepts. Gifford was glad to grant $7,000 to help pilot the program at Long Branch Elementary school. Learn More »

  • Onondaga Earth Corps Helps “Green” Syracuse
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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 »

    Onondaga Earth Corps Helps “Green” Syracuse

    The Onondaga Earth Corps is an example of how a small program grant can evolve into a significant community benefit. Since its inception in 2004 the OEC has been empowering youth to be active participants in creating positive change for their communities and the environment – in the process planting, distributing and caring for over 2,000 trees. Learn More »

  • CanTeen Center
  • Building the deck at the CanTeen Center

    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 »

    CanTeen Center

    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!” Learn More »

  • Gracias to Gifford
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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 »

    Gracias to Gifford

    As a result of their three years in our capacity building initiative ADVANS the Spanish Action League (La Liga) transformed from a struggling agency to a strong institution with sustainable income streams and a more robust staff and infrastructure.
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    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
    Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders Spring Training

    Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders Spring Training

    Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders Spring Training The second Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders course starts April 14th. The 8-week course provides board training and leadership development in order to grow a more diverse, effective pool of community leaders. Applications are due March 20.

    "What if..." Film Series: New Partnerships, New Locations

    "What if..." Film Series: New Partnerships, New Locations

    The What if... Film Series at ArtRage Gallery starts March 10 with free screening of The Hungry Heart. Learn more about the spring films, this year in partnership with community groups.

    2014: A Year to Celebrate

    2014: A Year to Celebrate

    2014: A Year to Celebrate 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.

    Guest Post: Unintended Consequences

    Guest Post: Unintended Consequences

    Guest Post: Unintended Consequences Kerry Quaglia, executive director of Home HeadQuarters and the 2014 recipient of the Kathy Goldfarb-Findling Leadership Award shares thoughts about difficulties for prospective homebuyers.

    @GiffordCNY on Twitter

    • Gifford Foundation on TwitterHelping prospective homebuyers navigate complex issues. @homeHQ ED (& "Kathy" honoree) Kerry Quaglia shares thoughts. link
    • Gifford Foundation on TwitterRFQ issued for CNY consultants to be considered for capacity training in Lifecycles model. link
    • Gifford Foundation on TwitterWe fostered a lot of growth in 2014, and plan on encouraging a lot of change in 2015. Read our recent newsletter... link