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The Gifford Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-08

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

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $1,335,712

Total giving: $91,000






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.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Christianity
  • Philanthropy
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Christians
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with diseases and illnesses
  • People with HIV/AIDS
  • Protestants
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Victims of crime and abuse

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $1,335,712 (market value)

Expenditures: $107,404

Total giving: $91,000

Qualifying distributions: $91,000