Matching GRANT CHALLENGE
In Fall of 2018, Gilroy Foundation challenged our investment partner, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, to give locally. They countered with a $20,000 matching gift offer!
• We accepted the challenge and have come up with an educational opportunity that will make an impact on Gilroy students.
• NPR reports, “High paying trade jobs sit empty, while high school graduates line up for universities.”
• We are planning to establish a new endowed opportunity: Gilroy Foundation’s Vocational Career Scholarship.
• This annual $2,000 scholarship will go to a student entering Gavilan College to pursue certification in a technical field.
• Your “Call to Action”? Help us reach our goal of raising $20,000 to match SVCF by becoming a donor to this endowed fund.
• We have only six months to raise our $20,000 to receive the match!
• Click here to be among the first to kick off this campaign. Your donation in any amount will help us reach our goal.
GENERAL ENDOWMENT FUND
Click here to 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)! Please click on the link to learn more about Stock Contributions
Esther Costales Forman Scholarship fund
Click here to donate to the Esther Chavez Forman Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is awarded each year to a deserving graduating Gavilan College student, who is transferring to a four-year college or university.
Janice Krahenbuhl memorial fund for teacher/student classroom supplies
Click here to donate to a fund in honor of the life and career of Janice Laughlin Krahenbuhl (1936-2018), who taught in the Gilroy Unified School District for 38 years, and was honored at retirement by the district and by the California Legislature as Educator of the Year. Recent changes in federal tax law have eliminated educators' deductions for classroom supplies. This fund will supply small grants to schools for vitally needed teacher and student resources. You may also mail a donation to Gilroy Foundation at P.O Box 774, Gilroy, CA. 95021.
Elan Family Fund
To donate to the Elan Family Investment Youth Fund - City of Gilroy Parks and Rec Youth Programs.
Click here to donate to the Elan Family Investment Youth Fund.
Natalia Salcido Legacy Fund
Family and friends of Natalia and her family are starting the Natalia Salcido Legacy Fund. This Fund will provide annual grants to local youth programs (sports, cheerleading, leadership programs, theater, educational travel, and the arts) that Natalia participated in and loved.
Click here to donate to the Natalia Salcido Legacy Fund.
Click here to see our Membership opportunities.