MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
It’s been a very busy time of year for us !
We just completed our 2021 Grant Cycle. We will be distributing a total of $327,323 to nonprofits who are running programs to benefit our Gilroy community.
Of that amount, $85,430 will be awarded to organizations that applied to our Competitive Grants Program. In addition to that, $57,800 will be going to various programs that our Donor-Advised Fund donors have chosen to support this year. And, we have Funds that are designated to give an annual grant to particular organizations for their operating needs; that amount is $182,293. And, our Youth Board awarded a $1,000 grant to Gilroy Compassion Center and $800 to DreamPower Horsemanship. Unfortunately, once again, we will not be able to gather for our Annual Meeting and Charitable Giving Presentation, but checks will be going out early May.
The other thing that is keeping us very busy is our Annual Scholarship Program. We have received 803 applications for the 30 scholarships we offer. Many of those scholarships award multiple awards, so we will be giving 87 students help with the financial part of the college experience. We are grateful to our donors for giving us the opportunity to award $505,000 this year.
Happy Spring to all, and everyone take care!
“Give Where You Live”
We are proud that five local businesses continue to support Gilroy’s community foundation as a Sustaining Sponsor. Thank you to Christopher Ranch, Pinnacle Bank, Gilroy Toyota, Recology, and RAC Services, LLC for your commitment to our community and the programs of Gilroy Foundation!