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Featured Stories: What If… Mini-Grants

Blow that horn, bang those drums

“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.” Learn More »

Flags, Legos and Warm Summer Evenings

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. Learn More »

2014: A Year to Celebrate

25 Community Grants. 21 “What If…” Mini Grants. Six new ADVANS organizations. And 60 years in existence. As Gifford kicks off 2015 we are taking a look back at what a special year 2014 was. 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 »

North Side Learning Center

Two girls reading

A “What if…” mini grant of $5,000 enabled NSLC to create a library for both adults and children, encouraging their participants to continue to read within the center and at home. 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