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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 »

  • Who are the newest ADVANS organizations? Find out more about the capacity building and consulting assistance they will receive over the next two years. <a href="https://www.giffordfoundation.org/gifford-foundation-announces-new-advans-participants/">Learn More »</a>
  • A $20,000 grant towards gift shop renovations helped the MOST grow. A more efficient use of space, a stronger dedicated stream of income as well as enhanced opportunities for community and educational engagement combine to fulfill the organizational mission and sustain its operations.  <a href="https://www.giffordfoundation.org/from-cramped-quarters-to-increased-income/">Learn More »</a>
  • “Youth hanging out playing basketball or chilling at the picnic tables … at first got up to leave but came back when we started playing, bringing food and hanging out to listen, Some of the kids playing basketball even joined in on percussion instruments. This surprised me because I thought they might be ‘too cool’ for it, but they fully embraced what we were doing and thanked us for bringing music to the park.” <a href="https://www.giffordfoundation.org/blow-that-horn-bang-those-drums/">Learn More »</a>
  • Read about the newest cohort of StoryGrowing organizations, and about the power of stories to affect change. In fact, a story told at the Info Session led to an immediate donation! <a href="https://www.giffordfoundation.org/storygrowing-begins-again/">Learn More »</a>
  • "She met us where we are." "This was an 'Aha' moment for me." These phrases are integral to those participating in POWER, a capacity building program for grassroots and emerging organizations. <a href="https://www.giffordfoundation.org/six-nonprofits-graduate-from-power-program/">Learn More »</a>
  • Congratulations to Sally Fisher Curran, our newest "Kathy" recipient! The honor goes to those with Kathy Goldfarb-Findling's special approach to leadership:  to be nimble and creative; to encourage lifelong learning; to embrace leaps of faith and not fear failure; to work “with” not do “for”; to fully engage in collaborative approaches and to at all times believe passionately in the power of change and personal growth. <a href="https://www.giffordfoundation.org/sally-fisher-curran-named-2017-recipient-of-the-kathy-goldfarb-findling-leadership-award/">Learn More »</a>
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Five Nonprofits Complete ADVANS 5 Program

Five Nonprofits Complete ADVANS 5 Program

Five Nonprofits Complete ADVANS 5 Program Five graduates of the recent ADVANS capacity building program share their outcomes.

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.

2018 Deadlines for "What if..." Mini Grants

2018 Deadlines for "What if..." Mini Grants

2018 Deadlines for The deadlines for "What if..." mini grants have been set for 2018. Next deadline is January 12th (funding released after February 19.) Don't forget to attend a required info session (2nd Thursday of each month) to learn more!

Board Officers for 2018 Announced

Board Officers for 2018 Announced

Board Officers for 2018 Announced We are excited to announce our officers for 2018!

@GiffordCNY on Twitter

  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterCongrats to our new board officers for 2018! link
  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterAnd congrats Launch on your new name and working so hard during the ADVANS program. link
  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterA great opportunity to advocate for a cause, provoke a conversation and meet with like-minded people. ArtRage... link