1861 The Gifford Foundation was established in 1997 through the generosity of Helen G. Gifford (of blessed memory). The Foundation supports community programs and organizations which are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

In memory of Helen G. Gifford, the Gifford Foundation continues to support the organizations and activities that were important to her and located in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, including local Jewish agencies and organizations with primary focus in the areas of cultural and performing arts and arts education.

1681 The Gifford Foundation runs on a fiscal year ending June 30th. The Tidewater Jewish Foundation has been working closely with the Gifford Foundation and assisting with their grants-making process since 2011.

Grant Applications for July 2018 – June 2019 fiscal year are due September 14, 2018.

Click here to access the grant application.

If you have any trouble with the application, please contact Barbara Gelb, Development Associate and LIFE & LEGACY Coordinator with the Tidewater Jewish Foundation, at (757) 965-6105 or bgelb@ujft.org; or Ann Swindell, Donor Services Coordinator, at (757) 965-6106 or aswindell@ujft.org.

If you have questions about the Helen G. Gifford Foundation or its mission, please contact Bill Hearst, President of the Helen G. Gifford Foundation Board of Directors, at (757) 412-1467 or whearst@verizon.net.

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