The Fall ’23 Newsletter
Investing in Individuals and Organizations
Supporting Our Community Since 1954
The Gifford Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to the stewardship of the funds entrusted to its care. The Foundation is committed to using its financial and human resources to build the capacity of individuals and organizations to enhance the quality of life for the community we serve.
How We Help
We recognize that there are many individuals and organizations who have a drive to make a difference within their communities. Unfortunately, a lack of resources and training can stand in the way of making these ideas a reality. For 70 years, the Gifford Foundation has provided the grants and leadership training necessary to facilitate broad, community based change across CNY. Our capacity building initiatives help raise the bar for what’s possible.
Over $45 million in grants awarded
Grantmaking is traditionally reactive, but in line with our belief in community engagement we emphasize a personal approach. By developing a relationship with each grantee, we are better able to help them become strong and durable forces within our community.
Grants awarded since our founding
Engage With Us
Interviews, profiles, and other spotlights on the innovative nonprofit leaders making a difference in our community.
In 2023, more “What If…” applications were submitted, more projects were funded, more grant dollars were awarded, and more orientation sessions were attended than ever before.
Graduates from the Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders program share ideas, challenges, and lessons learned from their years serving on nonprofit boards.
Implementing a procedure for self-evaluation can be a powerful strategy for improving accountability and catching problems early.
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