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Mission Statement

To establish a legacy of giving, Gilroy Foundation links charitable gifts from donors to the vital needs of the community.

Vision Statement

By engaging all aspects of the community, Gilroy Foundation is the recognized leader in connecting resources to community needs.

Message from our Executive Director

Donna Pray After nearly 40 years in the Gilroy community, Gilroy Foundation is still experiencing a bit of an “identity crisis!”

The Board of Directors has planned an event that will include a one-hour presentation of the history of this community foundation, a moderated discussion by a panel of speakers and information about the direction of the foundation for the future—with community members as a part of it! Attendees will have time after the panel presentation to visit Information Tables and meet Board members who will be present to answer any questions, while being treated to hosted wine and appetizers. And, our guests will leave this event with a meaningful parting gift.

This educational and informative mixer will be held on Thursday, May 16. If you are interested in attending, please respond by email to or by phoning 408.842.3727.

We hope you will share our enthusiasm for this first-ever kind of event for Gilroy Foundation. ”Give Where You Live” is not only Gilroy Foundation’s tagline, but our promise to be the resource that keeps Gilroy growing strong in perpetuity.

~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, Pinnacle Bank, and Gilroy Toyota for your commitment to our community and the programs of the Gilroy Foundation!