For the media

Thank you for your interest in the Gifford Foundation. We invite you to explore this website to learn more. See below for some quick information you might find helpful, including a link to several short videos depicting our history and philosophy.

If you need to describe the Foundation:

The Gifford Foundation was established in 1954 as a private foundation serving Syracuse and the surrounding Central New York community.  The Foundation supports individuals and organizations through grants and initiatives that build on community assets and promote positive change in the community.  For further information visit the website at

Learn more about the Foundation’s history and approach.

For further information on the Foundation or to arrange an interview with a staff member or grantee please contact Megan Wagner-Flynn at 315-474-2489 x 13 or by email at



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