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Message from our Executive Director

It certainly was a “charming” eveing on Saturday, October 6!

An enormous “THANK YOU” goes out to our event chair Melissa Wark!  Along with her fabulous committee and the Foundation’s event coordinator, CordeValle Golf Club proved to be the special venue for “Country Club Charm” that everyone envisioned.  Guest auctioneer, Jayson Stebbins, led lively and fun auctions and raffles!

We appreciate our Sponsors, our Donors, and our Bidders for making this year’s A Day in the Country another success!

We’ll have photos uploaded to the website very soon – so check back!

~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.