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Message from our Executive Director

The Derby attire was out in full force on October 7 for “Run for the Roses”!

An enormous “THANK YOU” goes out to our event co-chairs, Matt Titus and Rachel Traylor. They, along with their fabulous committee and the Foundation’s event coordinator, transformed Gilroy Gardens’ Event Pavilion into a classic Derby party, with mint juleps flowing along with our local award-winning wines.  And, our guests certainly got into the spirit with Derby attire.  Fabulous hats and bow ties seemed to be everywhere.  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 Day in the Country another success!

Visit our Photo Gallery to view wonderful photos taken by gmhToday and other guests!

~Donna Pray
“Give Where You Live”



We are proud that three local businesses have chosen to support Gilroy's community foundation as a Sustaining Sponsor for 2017 and beyond.  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.