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MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

In the 2022 Competitive Grants Cycle, Gilroy Foundation received requests for funding for $158,355.94. Of that amount, $91,112.54 was granted. The needs are great in our local community, though, funding is limited.

Also, in 2022, $157,656.00 was awarded to programs from our Donor Advised Funds; $221,860.00 was awarded to Gilroy charities from our Designated Funds, and our Youth Board awarded a $1,000 grant.

Our total grant awards in 2022 were $470,629.00.  A list of those grants can be found here.

And, there’s something in the air for this coming May!  On the 19th, we will be hosting our second “Give Where You Live” Faire at the Elks’ Lodge on the Hill.  We had our first “faire” in 2019, where we reconnected with donors and volunteers and introduced new Gilroy residents to the Foundation’s work.  That was three years ago, and we thought it was time to reconnect, again, and update the community on how we have managed to touch the community through the 2019 Garlic Festival tragedy and then the past two years of the pandemic….all the while continuing the programs of the Foundation.  The evening will begin with a visual historical presentation, followed by a panel discussion on the different ways the Foundation touches various facets of our community, followed by a networking/social hour with appetizers and wine, while guests can visit various Information Tables that will be staffed by Foundation Directors and Staff.  More information will be posted on our website and in our monthly Constant Contact newsletters….stay tuned!

We send greetings to all our friends, partners, and supporters and hope for good health for all this year.

Thank you all!

~Donna Pray

“Give Where You Live”

SUSTAINING SPONSORS

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, Recology, RAC Services, LLC, and Blaettler Accountancy for your commitment to our community and the programs of Gilroy Foundation!

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