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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 

What a fabulous spring it has been at Gilroy Foundation!

In April, Gilroy Foundation awarded $338,000 in grants to 89 community programs.  Our smallest grant was $300 and our largest was $92,000!

At various senior award ceremonies in May, the Foundation was able to award $513,000 in scholarships.  Gilroy Foundation is delighted to be able to offer 29 different scholarships to graduating GUSD high school and Gavilan students.  Because many of those 29 scholarships offer multiple awards, we actually had 79 scholarship winners this year!  The monetary awards range from $250 to $50,000!

We are so appreciative of our many donors who make these grants and scholarship opportunities possible!

~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!