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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.

Nourishing Tomorrow's Leaders

Nourishing Tomorrow's Leaders

Nourishing Tomorrow's Leaders In June a new group of community leaders graduated from Nourishing Tomorrow's Leaders, a new initiative which focuses on leadership development through board service. Watch our video and learn how to introduce your nonprofit to these leaders.

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 Twitter@WEEMSCarrie and @VIILIV kick off our July newsletter. link
  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterOur July newsletter is out! link
  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterCongrats @AccessCNY, @GSNYPENN, @hospiceCNY, @OnonEarthCorps, LDA for receiving July grants. link