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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 »

  • Deandre Crouch was nervous. His coach was encouraging him to participate in the Three-Point Shootout in Biddy Basketball. Just give it a try," Coach said. So Deandre did. <a href="http://www.giffordfoundation.org/what-if-mini-grant-biddy-basketball/">Learn More »</a>
  • “As a result of identifying some real capacity challenges and then being offered the tools and financial support to work on these challenges we are a better run organization. You have fueled our enthusiasm and strengthened our resilience!”             – Warren Pfohl, David’s Refuge <a href="http://www.giffordfoundation.org/power-capacity-building-initiative-for-start-ups/">Learn More »</a>
  • 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>
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Future Board Members Complete Training

Future Board Members Complete Training

Future Board Members Complete Training The pool of potential nonprofit board members and community leaders in Central New York has expanded by 26 individuals. The most recent class of the Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders program exhibits diversity across the spectrum.

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.

Funders Collaborate on StoryGrowing

Funders Collaborate on StoryGrowing

Funders Collaborate on StoryGrowing On April 13th eleven organizations began a six-month learning program called StoryGrowing, a new initiative to build nonprofit and community capacity in storytelling. What's next for the 50 participants?

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.

@GiffordCNY on Twitter

  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterA Tech Center for youth! Lovely use of a "What if..." mini grant @SciExcite!
  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterNot only great to see @shenarashley of @urbaninstitute but to hear her wisdom as well. link
  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterThoughtful discussion & conversation on #philanthropicimpact w/ Shena Ashley of @urbaninstitute. Thx @NYFunders