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"Take Me Out To The ballgame..."

The Gilroy Foundation is excited to announce that we will be partnering with the San Jose Giants for "Gilroy Nite" at the San Jose Giants on Saturday, July 18th, 2015.  This is sure to be a great night of baseball, fireworks, family and friends!

The Foundation is selling tickets for only a $10 donation. 

For all of you baseball lovers we are also doing a drawing for one lucky winner to throw out the first pitch!!  Please stop by the Foundation office TODAY!


don christopher award

The Foundation is proud to announce that our nomination of Don Christopher for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Silicon Valley "Glenn George Heart of Philanthrophy" Award was announced on June 26. 

This prestigious honor is awarded to a person who is highly visable, well known, very active and highly regarded as a philanthropist; who has been active in Silicon Valley philanthrophy for at least 20 years; who has given time as well as money; who has served on non-profit boards; and who has provided leadership and mentoring to organizations and individuals to promote philanthrophy. 

We are delighted that Don has been chosen to receive this award on National Philanthropy Day, November 20, 2015.


~Donna Pray



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.