About Gifford

The Rosamond Gifford Charitable Corporation (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 people of Central New York.
The Gifford Team including Maximilian Eyle, Lindsay McClung, Sheria Walker, and Sheena Solomon.

Our Values

1.   We believe that the Gifford Foundation, in order to be knowledgeable and able to develop, should be enthusiastic about what they do, be open to learning from those with whom they work and be actively engaged in the community.

2.   We believe that the Gifford board of trustees, in order to advance our grantmaking and initiatives, should be engaged in and informed about the Gifford Foundation and its role in the Central New York community.

3.   We believe diversity adds value. From our staff and our board through our grantees and our community, we see diversity as representing different backgrounds and perspectives, thinking and abilities, and the willingness to listen to and understand divergent points of view.

4.   We believe that organizations supported by Gifford should believe in enhancing their leadership, should value diversity as described above, should have the capacity to grow and should be open to change.

5.   We believe that we build trust through open, honest and candid interactions.

A Guide To How We Facilitate Change

Grant Giving

We recognize the power of great ideas and provide grant opportunities to help make them a reality.

Capacity Building

Our ADVANS and POWER initiatives help local organizations reach their full potential and achieve a greater impact.

A Committed Staff

Our staff members work closely with organizations to connect them with resources and guide their development.

Trainings, Workshops, and Convenings

We provide a range of opportunities for training, networking, and capacity building for organizations and individuals.

Partnerships and Collaborations

Our community works best when it works together. That’s why we put an emphasis on coalition building and other cooperative efforts.

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