Supporting Our Community Since 1954
Through initiatives, grantmaking and neighborhood engagement the Gifford Foundation strengthens community assets in order to improve the quality of life for the residents of Central New York.
We recognize that there are many individuals and organizations who have a drive to make a difference within their community. Unfortunately, a lack of resources and training can stand in the way of making these ideas a reality. For over sixty 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 $44 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
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Upcoming deadlines for “What if…” mini grants announced! Don’t forget the required info session (follow this post to register) to learn more!
The Board of Trustees of the Gifford Foundation has announced that Sheena Solomon will be the next Executive Director of the Foundation.
When asked to join the Foundation board, I of course responded with a yes. I was honored, for the board seemed a perfect fit and I admired Gifford’s work. But I had never served on a board before. Why me?
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