It’s been a very busy time of year for us !

We just completed our 2023 Grant Cycle.  We will be distributing a total of $532,935.25 to nonprofits who are running programs to benefit our Gilroy community.

Of that amount, $80,820.25 will be awarded to organizations that applied to our Competitive Grants Program.  In addition to that, $60,760.00 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 grants to particular organizations for their operating needs, that amount is $240,065.00.  Our Youth Board awarded their $1,000 grant to South County Tail Waggers this year.  In addition, our Nonprofit Investment Partners will be receiving $242,575.00 in general support disbursals.

The other thing that is keeping us very busy is our Annual Scholarship Program.  We have received over 500 applications for the 33 scholarships we offer.  Many of those scholarships award multiple awards, so we will be giving 70 students help with the financial part of their college experience.  We are grateful to our donors for giving us the opportunity to award $515,000.00 this year.

A few of the scholarships are still open!  Here is a list of those scholarships, whose application forms are available on our website’s “Scholarship Page.

  • Gilroy Foundation $1,000 Technical Career Scholarship – applications are due May 15, 2023.
  • St. Louise Regional Hospital $1,000 Scholarship – applications are due May 15, 2023.
  • Ashford Family $1,200 Scholarship – applications are due May 5, 2023.
  • Ashford Family $1,200 Scholarship – applications are due May 5, 2023.
  • Donna and George Archer Scholarship – applications are due May 5, 2023.

Happy Spring to all, and everyone take care!

~Donna Pray
“Give Where You Live”



We are proud that five local businesses continue to support Gilroy’s community foundation as Sustaining Sponsors.  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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