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Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our 2017 Grant Recipients!  We were able to give out $331,605.00 in total!

2017 JULIE HAYES "RISING STAR" PERFORMING ARTS $20,000.00 COMPETITIVE GRANT

Gilroy High School Band

2017 RICHARD HAYES "LIKE A ROCK" INDUSTRIAL ARTS $20,000.00 COMPETITIVE GRANT

Rebekah Children’s Services Phoenix Non-Public School

2017 GILROY FOUNDATION COMPETITIVE GRANT WINNERS: $50,145.00

Christopher High School - Speech and Language ~ $300.00
Gilroy Compassion Center ~ $500.00
Solorsano Middle School ~ $600.00
Gateway School ~ $625.00
Gilroy Demonstration Garden ~ $700.00
Christopher High School – Special Needs Drama Program ~ $850.00
El Roble Elementary School - Reading Books ~ $1,000.00
El Roble – PE Equipment ~ $1,000.00
South Valley Middle School Band ~ $1,500.00
Community Solutions ~ $1,600.00
TeenForce ~ $1,750.00
South County Cal-SOAP ~ $2,134.85
Glenview Elementary School ~ $2,397.15
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley ~ $2,500.00
Live Oak Adult Day Services ~ $2,500.00
Hope Services ~ $3,100.00
Luigi Aprea Elementary School ~ $3,738.00
St. Joseph’s Family Center ~ $3,850.00
City of Gilroy – Parks and Rec. Department ~ $4,500.00
Operation Freedom Paws ~ $5,000.00
The Health Trust ~ $5,000.00
DreamPower Foundation ~ $5,000.00

2017 Designated Grant Total: $202,720.00

Gilroy Senior Advisory Board Fund
Gilroy Senior Programs ~ $425
Gilroy Dog Park Fund
City of Gilroy ~ $550
Elan Family Investments Youth Fund
Parks and Rec Youth Scholarships ~ $700
Gary Filice Memorial Fund
Parks and Rec Youth Scholarships ~ $1,100
Sean Michael Merriman Youth Rec. Fund
Parks and Rec Youth Scholarships ~ $3,350                                                                        
Ernie & Del Filice Family Fund
St. Mary School Library ~ $460
St. Mary School Development Foundation Fund
Tuition Assistance Program ~ $1300
Peter and Genevieve Blaettler Family Fund
St. Mary School Tuition Assistance Program ~ $1,525
Jay Minzer & Peter Ciccarelli Memorial Fund
Rebekah’s Culinary Academy ~ $460
Chuck & Rosemary Anderson Family Fund
Operation Freedom Paws ~ $550
Al & Bunny Filice Family Fund
Gilroy Historical Society ~ $600
Don & Karen Christopher Fund
Gilroy Compassion Center ~ $750
Chamber of Commerce Sorenson Lake Fund
Gavilan College Business Scholarship $1,000
Rudy Melone Fund for Music & the Arts
Gavilan College Music & Arts Programs ~ $1,350
Kai and Libby Lai Family Fund
Gavilan College Scholarship Program ~ $1,000
R.J. Dyer Family Fund
Informed Choices ~ $1,000
Archer Klein Foundation Fund
GHS Jan Kelly Scholarship ~ $1,500
Sean Michael Merriman Operation Freedom Paws
Operation Freedom Paws ~ $3,300
Sean Michael Merriman St. Joseph's Family Center Fund
St. Joseph’s Family Center programs ~ $12,800
Gilroy Center for the Arts Endowment Fund
Gilroy Arts Alliance ~ $20,000
Connell Family GUSD Music Fund
GUSD Elementary Choral Teacher ~ $60,000
Don Christopher Fund for CHS
CHS Programs ~ $89,000

2017 Donor-Advised Grant Total: $36,440.00

David & Patty Chantler Family Fund
South County Tail Waggers ~ $450
Ron & Donna Pray Family Fund
South County Tail Waggers ~ $650
Filice Family Trust
South County Tail Waggers ~ $1300
Richard R. Corona Memorial Fund
GHS Safe and Sober Graduation ~ $480
Frank Della Maggiora Fund
Cañada de los Osos ~ $500
John & Lee Blaettler Family Fund
Operation Freedom Paws ~ $425
Jack & Atsuko Obata Family Fund
Operation Freedom Paws ~ $525
Steve & Teresa Costa Family Fund
Operation Freedom Paws ~ $550
Bill Anderson Memorial Fund
St. Mary School Playground Equipment ~ $550
Drewitz Family Fund
Community Solutions ~ $200
Becker Family Fund
Community Solutions ~ $500
Drewitz Family Fund
St. Joseph’s Family Center ~ $500
Morsilli Family Fund
St. Joseph’s Family Center ~ $500
Margarita Ibarra Memorial Fund
St. Joseph’s Family Center ~ $750
Kraemer Family Fund
St. Joseph’s Family Center ~ $1,000
Patty Filice Family Fund
St. Joseph’s Family Center – Lord’s Table ~ $1,100
Sisters’ Family Fund
Learning and Loving Education Center ~ $725
Becker Family Fund
Tomball Texas High School, Band ~ $300
John & Lee Blaettler Family Fund
Gilroy Demonstration Garden ~ $500
Morsilli Family Fund
Ladies of Charity ~ $500
Steve & Jan Peat Family Fund
Christopher High Instrumental Music Program ~ $600
Daly-Wallace Family Fund
DreamPower Foundation ~ $1,025
Natalia Salcido Legacy Foundation Fund
CHS Cheer Program ~ $1,200
CHS English Department ~ $260
John & Dolores Kent Family Fund
St. Mary School Garden - benefit Lord’s Table ~ $2,000
Jeff & Pam Martin Family Fund
St. Mary School Garden - benefit Lord’s Table ~ $2,000
Katie McKinley Memorial Fund
University of Colorado - Daniel College of Business ~ $2,450
Sanford Family Fund
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley ~ $2,500
Bress Family Fund
Gilroy High School Academic Excellence Grant ~ $5,000
Santos Family Fund
St. Joseph's Family Center ~ $1,200
Latino Family Fund
South Valley Middle School – Mariachi and Folklorico Club ~ $500
Las Animas Elementary School – STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Club ~ $1,000
Valley Verde ~ $1,000
City of Gilroy – Familias Unidas ~ $1,200
South County Cal-SOAP ~ $1,250
South Valley Middle School – Coding and Robotics Club ~ $1,250

2017 GILROY FOUNDATION YOUTH BOARD GRANT: $1,000.00

Gilroy Police Department South County Youth Task Force ~ $1,000.00

2017 LATINO FAMILY FUND- YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY: $2,500.00

Ascencion Solarsano Middle School
Gilroy Compassion Center ~ $500.00
Rebekah Children’s Services - Culinary Academy ~ $500.00
Silicon Valley Independent Living Center ~ $500.00
South Valley Middle School
St. Joseph’s Family Center ~ $500.00
Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley ~ $500.00