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Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our 2019 Grant Recipients!  We were able to give out $335,883.05.00 in total!

2019 JULIE HAYES "RISING STAR" PERFORMING ARTS $20,000.00 COMPETITIVE GRANT

Youth Alliance - Educate 300 Youth on Social Activism Through the Performing Arts

2019 RICHARD HAYES "LIKE A ROCK" INDUSTRIAL ARTS $20,000.00 COMPETITIVE GRANT

Poppy Jasper International Film Festival - Provide Sponsorship for Over 100 Films from 28 Different Countries

2019 GILROY FOUNDATION COMPETITIVE GRANT WINNERS: $55,289.05

The Competitive Grants Committee would like to acknowledge the following 
Funds for providing the funding for the Competitive Grant Program: 
Gilroy Foundation General Fund, Ayer Family Fund, Sam & Judy Bozzo Family Fund,
Children’s Artistic Enrichment Fund, Goldsmith Family Trust Fund, Growing Up Gilroy Fund,
Neilson Family Fund, Fenton O’Connell Trust Fund, Sacco Family Fund, Sacco Family Music Fund,
Shirley M. Silva Memorial Fund, South Valley Hospital Fund, Theater Angels Art League Fund,
Jim Trelut Memorial Fund, Community Needs Funds: Art, Agriculture, Education, Health and Technology

For our Competitive Grant cycle, six independent readers were given copies of the 43 grant applicants we received this year, requesting a total of $148,809.30. With limited resources in this category of the Foundation’s charitable giving, it was a challenging task.  Applicants were ranked privately and then the readers met and came to a consensus of the worthiest applicants.  

Ascension Solorsano Middle School - Improve Special Needs Classroom ~ $523.55
Ascension Solorsano Middle School - TV/DVDs for Autism Classroom ~ 576.19
Ascension Solorsano Middle School - College Dream Workshop ~ $750
Brownell Middle School - Teach Deep Sea Organisms to Special Needs Students ~ $800
Gateway School - Therapy Steamroller Ramp ~ $1,003.20
Las Animas Elementary School - "Evo" Robots ~ $1,276
Las Animas Elementary School - Theater Arts Equipment ~ $1,549.74
Luigi Aprea Parent Club - Student MakerSpace Room Materials ~ $2,073.17
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding - Youth Scholarships ~ $2,500
Operation Freedom Paws - Family Dog Camp Sponsorship ~ $2,500 
Pivotal - Youth STEM Education Program ~ $2,500
Rebuilding Together - Senior/Disabled Home Repair ~ $2,500
Mt. Madonna High School - Tactile Reinforcement Program ~ $3,000
Community Solutions - Art Therapy Sessions ~ $3,180
Gilroy High School - Physics Department - Data Collection Sensors ~ $3,364
Ascension Solorsano Middle School - Improve Math/Science Classrooms ~ $3,572.20
St. Joseph's Family Center - Walk-In Refrigerator ~ $4,000
Brownell Middle School Choir - Instruments and Field Trips ~ $4,621
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley - Recruit Advocates~ $5,000
My New Red Shoes - Close the Clothing Gap for 50 Students ~ $5,000
Rucker Elementary School - IStation for Literacy and Math Skills ~ $5,000

2019 Designated Grant Total: $207,195.00

Gilroy Senior Advisory Board Fund
City Senior Programs ~ $400
Ernie & Del Filice Family Fund
St. Mary School Library ~ $450
Chuck & Rosemary Anderson Family Fund
Operation Freedom Paws ~ $550
Gilroy Dog Park
City of Gilroy ~ $560
Jay Minzer & Peter Ciccarelli Memorial Fund
Rebekah's Culinary Academy ~ $650
Al & Bunny Filice Family Fund
Gilroy Historical Society Museum ~ $700
Don & Karen Christopher
Gilroy Compassion Center ~ $760
Lai Family Cañada de los Osos
Cañada de los Osos ~ $950
Chamber of Commerce Sorenson Lake Fund
Gavilan College Business Scholarships ~ $1000
Elan Family Investments Youth Fund
Parks and Rec Youth Scholarships ~ $1,000
R.J. Dyer Family Fund
Informed Choices ~ $1,000
Gary Filice Memorial Fund
Parks and Rec Youth Scholarships ~ $1,100
St. Mary School Development Foundation Fund
Tuition Assistance Program ~ $1,250
Rudy Melone Fund for Music & the Arts
Gavilan College Music & Arts Programs ~ $1,325
Archer Klein Foundation Fund
GHS Scholarship Program ~ $1,500
Peter & Genevieve Blaettler Family Fund
St. Mary School Tuition Assistance Program ~ $1,500
Kai & Libby Lai Family Fund
Gavilan College Scholarship Program ~ $2,500
Sean Michael Merriman Operation Freedom Paws
Operation Freedom Paws ~ $3,200
Sean Michael Merriman Youth Rec Fund
Parks and Rec Youth Scholarships ~ $3,250
Froom Family Fund
Santa Maria Historical Society ~ $4,700
Sean Michael Merriman St. Joseph's Family Center Fund
St. Joseph's Family Center Programs ~ $12,500
Gilroy Center for the Arts Endowment Fund
Gilroy Arts Alliance ~ $18,750
Connell Family GUSD Music Fund
GUSD Elementary Choral Teacher ~ $55,600
Don Christopher Fund for CHS
CHS Programs ~ $92,000
 

2019 Donor-Advised Grant Total: $33,354.00

David & Patty Chantler Family Fund
South County Tail Waggers ~ $450
Frank Della Maggiora Fund
Cañada de los Osos ~ $500
Ron & Donna Pray Family Fund
South County Tail Waggers ~ $500
Richard R. Corona Memorial Fund
Brownell Middle School - Band Program ~ $525
Jack & Atsuko Obata Family Fund
Operation Freedom Paws ~ $525
Heinzen Family Fund
St. Mary School - Literacy Materials ~ $575
Bill Anderson Memorial Fund
St. Mary School - 7th Grade Life Skills Class ~ $600
Steve & Jan Peat Family Fund
The Keeper's Closet ~ $600
Steve & Teresa Costa Family Fund
Operation Freedom Paws ~ $650
Drewitz Family Fund
Community Solutions ~ $300
St. Joseph's Family Center ~ $400
Jeff & Jennifer Speno Family Fund
Cañada de los Osos ~ $700
Sister's Family Fund
Morgan Hill Peace Project ~ $715
Habing Family Fund
Gilroy Senior Center ~ $825
Morsilli Family Fund
Ladies of Charity ~ $950
John & Lee Blaettler Family Fund
St. Mary School Men's Club ~ $950
Becker Family Fund
Right to Life - Grand Rapids, MI ~ $450
Community Solutions ~ $500
Kraemer Family Fund
St. Joseph's Family Center ~ $1,000
Margarita Ibarra Memorial Fund
Gilroy Family Resource Center ~ $1,000
Lai Family Fund
West Virginia Wesleyan College ~ $1,000
Daly-Wallace Family Fund
Cañada de los Osos ~ $500
Gilroy Early College Academy ~ $500
Patty Filice Family Fund
St. Joseph's Family Center ~ $1,200
Jeff & Pam Martin Family Fund
South County Tail Waggers ~ $2,250
Katie McKinley Memorial Fund
Patrick Henry College ~ $2,400
John & Dolores Kent Family Fund
RotoCare Gilroy Free Medical Clinic ~ $2,500
Natalia Salcido Legacy Foundation Fund
CHS Sophmore Field Trip ~ $300
Impact Teen Drivers ~ $500
CHS Cheer and Dance ~ $1,800
Latino Family Fund
CARAS - Community Agency for Resources, Advocacy, and Services - Zumba Instructor ~ $400
South Valley Middle School - Mariachi Program, 75 Guitar Straps, String Sets, and Picks ~ $500
South Valley Middle School - Folkloric Program, Practice Shirts and Rebozos ~ $500
Brownell Middle School Choir - 4 Songs and 3 Instruments ~ $519
Cookies with Counselors Solorsano Middle School Counseling Department ~ $700
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley ~ $1,250
South County Cal-SOAP ~ $1,250
CARAS - Community Agency for Resources, Advocacy, and Services - Mural Artist Guillermo "Yermo" Aranda to restore Aztec Calendar Mural ~ $1,250
Gilroy Compassion Center - Transportation Programs ~ $1,250
 
**Bress Family Fund will be awarding a grant later this year**
**Santos Family Fund will be awarding a grant later this year**
 

2019 GILROY FOUNDATION YOUTH BOARD GRANT: $1,000.00

One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding ~ $1,000.00

2019 LATINO FAMILY FUND- YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY: $1,000

Ascension Solorsano Middle School

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley ~ $500

South Valley Middle School

DreamPower Horsemanship ~ $500