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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 »

  • A ramped up communications strategy leads to a robust online presence - and more volunteers, visits and enthusiasm for Finger Lakes Land Trust.  <a href="https://www.giffordfoundation.org/finger-lakes-land-trust-grows-online-presence/">Learn More »</a>
  • On a late afternoon a few weeks ago, Washington Square Park on Syracuse’s Northside was hopping. Children of all ages played on the playground as parents watched, basketball players shot hoops, and some kids delighted in playing with the fountain. Learn how a "What if..." mini grant helped. <a href="https://www.giffordfoundation.org/flags-legos-and-warm-summer-evenings/">Learn More »</a>
  • We have a new group of nonprofits for our capacity building initiative POWER (People & Organizations With Energy & Resilience.) The program is designed to assist grassroots organizations and organizations in the start-up lifecycle phase. Six nonprofits will be working for a year to increase their strength and operating capacity. <a href="https://www.giffordfoundation.org/six-nonprofits-embark-upon-year-long-capacity-building-program/">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>
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Gifford Foundation Board Welcomes Meg Tidd as Newest Member

Gifford Foundation Board Welcomes Meg Tidd as Newest Member

Gifford Foundation Board Welcomes Meg Tidd as Newest Member Please join us in a warm welcme to Meg Tidd of VIP Structures, our newest board member.

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.

Nomination form for Kathy Goldfarb-Findling Leadership Award

Nomination form for Kathy Goldfarb-Findling Leadership Award

Nomination form for Kathy Goldfarb-Findling Leadership Award Nominations are now open for the 2017 Kathy Goldfarb-Findling Leadership Award, awarded to a Central New York nonprofit professional who is creative, collaborative and bold. Deadline is June 30.

Nourishing Tomorrow's Leaders

Nourishing Tomorrow's Leaders

Nourishing Tomorrow's Leaders The 2017 Nourishing Tomorrow' Leaders Course has launched. 54 applicants, over 30 participants! This program to train future board members and community leaders runs March 29-May 31.

@GiffordCNY on Twitter

  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterLooking for some #consultants in #lifecycles for #nonprofits link
  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterA big congratulations to the Early Childhood Alliance for launching the Talk Read Sing campaign today!
  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterNominations now open! link