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Our Response to the COVID-19 Virus

Our Response to the COVID-19 Virus

Our Response to the COVID-19 VirusGreetings friends, family, partners and community members, Like so many of you, The Gifford Foundation is closely monitoring the latest developments related to the COVID -19 virus. We are acutely aware of your concerns regarding the...

How The Reading League Took Flight

How The Reading League Took Flight

It is easy to underestimate the task of teaching a child to read. Because this lesson is taught early in life, we tend to regard it as simple and basic – like learning to walk. Yet millions of American children grow up without ever becoming truly literate, despite having attended school. Prof. Maria Murray, Founder and Executive Director of The Reading League, began studying this issue in 2015 and came to a radical conclusion: We need to reimagine how we teach children to read.

Welcoming Our New Board Members

Welcoming Our New Board Members

We would like to announce some new developments within our Board of Directors as we welcome four new additions to help guide us as we move forward.

Truth, Justice, and the CNY Way

Truth, Justice, and the CNY Way

Over the past decade, The Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County has grown by more than tenfold, providing an ever-increasing range of legal services to disenfranchised residents.

Taking Animal Rescue to the Next Level

Taking Animal Rescue to the Next Level

How did a small group of CNY residents grow an idea into a thriving and innovative nonprofit? We explore the history and growth of Helping Hounds Dog Rescue.

A View Into NTL

A View Into NTL

Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders (NTL) was launched six years ago to address a troubling lack of diversity among nonprofit leadership in CNY.

Congratulating our ADVANS 6 Graduates

Congratulating our ADVANS 6 Graduates

Congratulating our ADVANS 6 Graduates! The two year program helped five nonprofit organizations self-assess under the guidance of trained consultants, with the intention of growing their impact and helping them function more efficiently.            Gifford team...