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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 »

  • A ramped up communications strategy leads to a robust online presence - and more volunteers, visits and enthusiasm for Finger Lakes Land Trust.  <a href="http://www.giffordfoundation.org/finger-lakes-land-trust-grows-online-presence/">Learn More »</a>
  • On a late afternoon a few weeks ago, Washington Square Park on Syracuse’s Northside was hopping. Children of all ages played on the playground as parents watched, basketball players shot hoops, and some kids delighted in playing with the fountain. Learn how a "What if..." mini grant helped. <a href="http://www.giffordfoundation.org/flags-legos-and-warm-summer-evenings/">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>
  • We have a new group of nonprofits for our capacity building initiative POWER (People & Organizations With Energy & Resilience.) The program is designed to assist grassroots organizations and organizations in the start-up lifecycle phase. Six nonprofits will be working for a year to increase their strength and operating capacity. <a href="http://www.giffordfoundation.org/six-nonprofits-embark-upon-year-long-capacity-building-program/">Learn More »</a>
For Grant seekers

For Grant Seekers

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"Working on the same goal: to make this a better place."

"Working on the same goal: to make this a better place."

Nonprofits are as different as the people they serve - and their leadership, especially their volunteer board members, are as well. Varying levels of knowledge, diverse backgrounds - all come together in a rich mosaic of learning. Our fifth Board Development Series is an example.

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.

New Leaders for the Future

New Leaders for the Future

New Leaders for the Future “I cannot be halfhearted about the organization or I will be unlikely to invest in its future” - outcomes of our third Nourishing Tomorrow's Leaders program.

Marynet Santiago

Marynet Santiago

Marynet Santiago A warm welcome to the newest member of the Gifford team! Marynet Santiago started as our new Office Coordinator in early June.

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