Message from our Executive Director

Photo of Executive Director, Donna Pray                                 

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have all been learning new vocabulary terms: social distancing, #flattenthecurve, quarantine, community spread and so many more. We are all adapting in our own way–in our homes, communities, businesses and in our world.

The staff at Gilroy Foundation is at home, but still working together to keep the work of GF moving forward and keep you informed, just as we did a few months ago while dealing with the aftermath of the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting and the Victims Relief Fund that was put into place.

Now, as we did then, we are working with the guidance of our nonprofit investment partner Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Additionally, we have been in contact with Silicon Valley Council for Nonprofits, the League of California Community Foundations  and the Collaborating Agencies Disaster Relief Effort to stay up-to-date with the information and resources they are providing.  In addition to these resources, we have assembled a more extensive list of community resources that can be of help to our local nonprofits.  Please visit our Community Resource page for that list.  Check back often, as we will be updating information as we get it.

Gilroy Chamber of Commerce has launched a special fundraiser to support local healthcare professionals in gratitude for all that they are giving to our community.  Gilroy Helping Heroes is designed to allow the community to help purchase face masks and face shields for our healthcare heroes.  The goal is $18,000  in the next 14 days to purchase  5,000 face masks and 5,000 face shields.  The money that is being donated will be held  by Gilroy Foundation  until such time that the PPEs are purchased.  Click Here to donate.

During these turbulent times, we thank you all once again for your support of Gilroy Foundation over the years and send best wishes for the good health of family and friends.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you as we move forward in the days and weeks ahead.

If there is any additional information we can provide, please email or leave a message at 408.842.3727 and we will be happy to answer your queries.

Stay well!

~Donna Pray

“Give Where You Live”


We are proud that four local businesses continue to support Gilroy’s community foundation as a Sustaining Sponsor.  Thank you to Christopher Ranch, Pinnacle BankGilroy Toyota, and Recology for your commitment to our community and the programs of Gilroy Foundation!