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Message from our Executive Director

School’s in and scholarship checks are flying out of this office – welcome to September!

Here at the Foundation, we’re busy preparing for our 29th annual “A Day in the CountryCountry Club Charm!  We have been working on this October 6 event since January, now it really picks up.  The venue is divine, and we are working on an exquisite menu and wine pairing with the Rosewood CordeValle team.  The Silent and Live Auction items are fabulous, and we have a Dessert Auction highlighting two of Rosalind Farotte’s specialties: her decadent Cheesecake and a platter of ‘Rocky Road Ahead’ delights!  Guest Auctioneer, Jayson Stebbins, will have those paddles flying up all evening.  We are happy to report that we are SOLD OUT!.  Check out our “A Day in the Country” page. 

Our Getaway raffle this year will be at the beautiful CordeValle partner property Rosewood “Inn of the Anasazi” in Santa Fe, New Mexico – Purchase your raffle ticket for a chance to win this four-night escape in picturesque Santa Fe, renowned for its Pueblo-style architecture, award winning gastronomic experiences, outdoor escapism and creative arts hotbed.  Tickets are available at our offices or by mail.  Email our Event Coordinator at to arrange your purchase.  Only 100 tickets will be sold at $100 each.

This is going to be a fun, fun evening! 

~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.