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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>
  • The Gifford Foundation's signature initiative is a capacity building program entitled ADVANS, or Advancing and Developing the Value and Assets of Nonprofits in Syracuse. In October the ADVANS 4 group "graduated" in a celebration at Dinosaur Barbecue. <a href="http://www.giffordfoundation.org/six-nonprofits-graduate-from-capacity-building-program/">Learn More »</a>
  • Sharon Owens of the Southwest Community Center is the 2015 recipient of the Kathy Goldfarb-Findling Leadership Award. <a href="http://www.giffordfoundation.org/sharon-owens-of-swcc-awarded-the-kathy/">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>
  • “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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Charging forward: "Kathy" recipients reflect on leadership.

Charging forward: "Kathy" recipients reflect on leadership.

Charging forward: We listened in as some of our Kathy Goldfarb-Findling Leadership Award recipients reminisced about Kathy and shared their thoughts on mentorship, leadership and the future.

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?

The Kathy Goldfarb-Findling Leadership Award

The Kathy Goldfarb-Findling Leadership Award

The Kathy Goldfarb-Findling Leadership Award Nominations now open for the 2016 Kathy Goldfarb-Findling Leadership Award, given to a CNY nonprofit professional who is creative, inclusive and collaborative.

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  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterThank you @MaryEllen_Hope of @OpheliasPL for your thoughts on #leadership! link link
  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterWe're excited about our new initiative, StoryGrowing, in partnership with Central New York Community Foundation... link
  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterSome images from this morning's #StoryGrowing session with Central New York Community Foundation, Health... link