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The Gifford Family Foundation


Last profile update: 12/30/2017
Last grant data update: 01/20/2018

At A Glance

The Gifford Family Foundation

(formerly The Cody Foundation)

111 Washington Ave.

Albany, NY United States 12210

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment; Sports






Established in 1992 in NY - Founded by Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford. Frank Gifford is a former football player for the NFL who played for the New York Giants (1952-1964). Mr. Gifford was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977. He is a former television sports commentator for NFL games on CBS and a former play-by-play announcer on ABC's "Monday Night Football." In 1995, Gifford was given the Pete Rozelle Award by the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his NFL television work. Kathie Lee Gifford is a well-known television personality noted for her run on the talk show "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee," from 1985 to 2000, and her 11 Daytime Emmy nominations. Earlier in Ms. Gifford's career, she appeared as the singer and sidekick on the television game show "Name That Tune." Since 2008, television audiences know her as the fourth hour co-host (with Hoda Kotb) of NBC's "Today" and as a news correspondent for NBC.