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“Be A man, not the Man.”

“Be A man, not the man.” But, wondered Joe Horan, a teacher/coach in the Syracuse City School District, how is a man defined? Twelve years ago he started a program that teaches middle school boys to be a SIR: have SIGNIFICANCE, show INTEGRITY, and value RELATIONSHIPS. Initially an intramural basketball program with forty 7th and 8th grade boys at Levy Middle School, the Building Men Program has seen significant growth over the years. Learn More »

Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders

The dates for the 2018 Nourishing Tomorrow’ Leaders Course have been announced. This program to train future board members and community leaders runs March 28-May 30. Applications open February 5. Learn More »

Celebrating Gifford grantees and Kathy Goldfarb-Findling

At the November 13 Kathy Awards we invited three organizations to celebrate their support from the Foundation during the tenure of Kathy Goldfarb-Findling, our late executive director. Representatives from Onondaga Earth Corps, Dance Theatre of Syracuse and Baltimore Woods shared their organizational challenges and successes over the past ten years. Learn More »

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. Learn More »

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  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterDid you see? We released our 2019 What If... Mini Grant deadlines yesterday! For more info, and to learn how to s… link
  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterOur POWER 3 groups are learning all about building strong volunteer programs tonight!
  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterA great event with the Downtown Syracuse Committee and Allyn Family Foundation! Delicious food and great music thanks to DJ Maestro.
  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterOur POWER 3 program kicks off today! Please help us welcome our new groups - The Image Initiative, Inc. North Sid… link
  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterCome say hi to us at the Near Westside Initiative block party at Skiddy Park! — at Skiddy Park link