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StoryGrowing 2.0 Launches

Workshops, one on one planning, personal “Sherpa,” hours of coaching, practicums, peer learning and most importantly – storytelling! Sign up by July 15 for Information Session to learn how to apply! Learn More »

From cramped quarters to increased income

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. Learn More »

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. Learn More »

Highlighted Grant: Bringing together, giving to each

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?? Learn More »

Forging a “Clear Path for Veterans”

A $20,000 grant made to Clear Path for Veterans provides an excellent example of an infrastructure improvement that expands not only organizational capacity, but also enables individuals to grow and prosper. 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 »

Onondaga Earth Corps Helps “Green” Syracuse

The Onondaga Earth Corps is an example of how a small program grant can evolve into a significant community benefit. Since its inception in 2004 the OEC has been empowering youth to be active participants in creating positive change for their communities and the environment – in the process planting, distributing and caring for over 2,000 trees. Learn More »

CanTeen Center

When participants at the CanTeen first saw the new deck the afternoon of the first day of school, they couldn’t wait to hold their first Teen Council meeting outdoors and utilize their grill on the deck, “just like a normal, everyday home would have!” Learn More »

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