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Message from our Executive Director

What a fabulous spring it has been at Gilroy Foundation!

In April, Gilroy Foundation awarded $638,348 in grants to 95 community programs.  Our smallest grant was $500 and our largest was $102,000!

At various senior award ceremonies in May, the Foundation was able to award $522,250 in scholarships.  Gilroy Foundation is delighted to be able to offer 29 different scholarships to graduating GUSD high school and Gavilan students.  Because many of those 29 scholarships offer multiple awards, we actually had 82 scholarship winners this year!  The monetary awards range from $250 to $50,000!

We are so appreciative of our many donors who make these grants and scholarship opportunities possible!

~Donna Pray

“Give Where You Live”



We are proud that three local businesses continue to support Gilroy's community foundation as a Sustaining Sponsor.  Thank you to Christopher Ranch, Gilroy Toyota and Pinnacle Bank for your commitment to our community and the programs of the Gilroy Foundation!






       Our Guiding Principles

  • Our mission is to invest charitable gifts into a lasting legacy and mobilize funding to serve the vital needs of the Gilroy community.
  • Our vision is to mobilize public and private financial support in order to grow the endowment and facilitate pass-through funding, thereby increasing grant giving.
  • Our goal is to become widely known as Gilroy’s foremost charity and problem-solving resource.
  • Our desire is to foster unity and cooperation between the Foundation and other grant-giving organizations.
  • Our intent is to provide expertise to other groups in need.
  • Our heart lies in allowing philanthropy to occur that can make a real difference in people’s lives.