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Message from our Executive Director

The Gilroy Foundation is celebrating its 35th Anniversary! Created in 1980, we are a place-based public charity serving our Gilroy Community. We house over 80 separate funds established by individuals, families, community groups, corporations and non-profit agencies. Anyone with a philanthropic goal can achieve it through the services of the Gilroy Foundation.

The Foundation has assets in excess of $10.7 million and has awarded over $3.7 million in scholarships and grants to deserving organizations and programs.

Thank you for visiting our website and we hope you will contact us if you have any questions and want our help as a potential grantee, a scholarship applicant or as a donor that wants to “Give Where You Live.”

Donna Pray
Executive Director

Ways to Give

It feels good to give where you live! Click on the links below to learn more.

1.   Donate Now
Make a gift to the General Endowment Fund to help us respond to the highest priorities of the community, or choose from our list of five Community Needs Funds. Gifts of cash, stock, or real estate are welcome. No gift is too small (or too large)!
2.   Become a Member
Become a member of the Gilroy Foundation and enjoy special recognition, membership benefits, and community events.
3.   Create a Fund
Create your own separate named fund without the costs and administrative demands of funding a private foundation (minimum balance required).
4.   Leave a Legacy
Name the Gilroy Foundation in your will or estate plan to leave a lasting legacy in the local community. Contact us for more information.
5.   Other Services
The Gilroy Foundation also offers other services, such as non-profit investment management and fiscal sponsorships for short-term charitable projects.
6.   Join Our Team
Please contact us if you’re interested in serving as an Ambassador for the Gilroy Foundation.
1.   Donate Now
Make a gift to the General Endowment Fund to help us respond to the highest priorities of the community, or choose from our list of five Community Needs Funds. Gifts of cash, stock, or real estate are welcome. No gift is too small (or too large)!
2.   Become a Member
Become a member of the Gilroy Foundation and enjoy special recognition, membership benefits, and community events.
3.   Create a Fund
Create your own separate named fund without the costs and administrative demands of funding a private foundation (minimum balance required).
4.   Leave a Legacy
Name the Gilroy Foundation in your will or estate plan to leave a lasting legacy in the local community. Contact us for more information.
5.   Other Services
The Gilroy Foundation also offers other services, such as non-profit investment management and fiscal sponsorships for short-term charitable projects.
6.   Join Our Team
Please contact us if you’re interested in serving as an Ambassador for the Gilroy Foundation.
1.   Donate Now
Make a gift to the General Endowment Fund to help us respond to the highest priorities of the community, or choose from our list of five Community Needs Funds. Gifts of cash, stock, or real estate are welcome. No gift is too small (or too large)!
2.   Become a Member
Become a member of the Gilroy Foundation and enjoy special recognition, membership benefits, and community events.
3.   Create a Fund
Create your own separate named fund without the costs and administrative demands of funding a private foundation (minimum balance required).
4.   Leave a Legacy
Name the Gilroy Foundation in your will or estate plan to leave a lasting legacy in the local community. Contact us for more information.
5.   Other Services
The Gilroy Foundation also offers other services, such as non-profit investment management and fiscal sponsorships for short-term charitable projects.
6.   Join Our Team
Please contact us if you’re interested in serving as an Ambassador for the Gilroy Foundation.