Message from our Executive Director
The Gilroy Garlic Festival Victims Relief Fund donations went over the $1 million mark on Wednesday, August 14. We are overwhelmed with the generosity of individuals, families and businesses who are contributing to the Relief Fund. Thank you so much.
In partnership with Silicon Valley Community Foundation, we have developed our protocol and process for distributing the funds to the victims. The legal team at SVCF worked on the necessary documents for days to make sure everything was in order. Applications for victims to apply, both in English and in Spanish, have been available on our website since Monday, August 12 at 5 p.m.
The “Gilroy Garlic Festival Victims Relief Fund Oversight Committee” has been formed with members from Gilroy Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation. This committee met for the first time on Tuesday, August 13. They will continue to meet twice a week to review applications and decide on awards. The Committee will perform their due diligence in regard to all applications.
Gilroy Foundation is committed to help victims heal as quickly as possible through the established process.
We are proud that four local businesses continue to support Gilroy's community foundation as a Sustaining Sponsor. Thank you to Christopher Ranch, Pinnacle Bank, Gilroy Toyota, and Recology for your commitment to our community and the programs of Gilroy Foundation!