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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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  • 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 »

  • The 2014 “Kathy” Award goes to….
  • Kerry Quaglia accepting 2014 Kathy Award

    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 »

    The 2014 “Kathy” Award goes to….

    Kerry Quaglia, executive director of Home HeadQuarters, is the 2014 recipient of the Kathy Goldfarb-Findling Leadership Award 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 »

  • Celebrating ADVANS 3 Participants
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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 »

    Celebrating ADVANS 3 Participants

    Words like “transform,” “revamp” and “phenomenal” were heard on June 18th at the ADVANS 3 graduation. ADVANS (Advancing and Developing the Value and Assets of Nonprofits in Syracuse) is our signature capacity building initiative. Learn More »

  • Sixty. $42,401,949. Six.
  • Rosamond Gifford (1873-1953)

    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 »

    Sixty. $42,401,949. Six.

    Sixty years ago, on June 23, 1954, we incorporated as the Rosamond Gifford Charitable Corporation. Learn about our past giving and our future thinking, and how we plan to celebrate all year long. 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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    New Online Grants Management System

    New Online Grants Management System!

    foundant-logo 2We are Excited to share our new system with everyone!  We invite current grantees and grant seekers to take a look around Foundant

    Future Leaders Graduate from Board Training

    Future Leaders Graduate from Board Training

    Future Leaders Graduate from Board Training Graduates of the inaugural class of Nourishing Tomorrow's Leaders celebrate and begin to network for community board service.

    "Lead," a poem about giving

    "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.

    Videos Celebrating Gifford History & Approach

    Videos Celebrating Gifford History & Approach

    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.

    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.

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