September 2021

 School’s back in, and scholarships checks are flying out of this office -welcome to September!

And, we have some breaking news:

Gilroy Foundation is changing our Competitive Grant Cycle for 2022!

October 1, 2021: Online Grant Applications will be available through our website to fill out online, print out, make one PDF with all attachments, and email or mail to us.

December 15, 2021: Grant Applications must be received via email by Midnight PST on December 15, 2021, or postmarked by December 15, 2021.

March 2022: Announcements and awards will be presented.

September 30, 2022: Final Reports for 2022 grants are due via mail or email.

Current (2021) grantees’ Final Reports are still due December 31, 2021.

Day in the Country is coming up!

Please make plans to join in on the fun, whether it’s from the comfort of your living room couch or with a group of family or friends!

  • The first step to becoming part of the evening is to Register for the Live Stream event and Online Auction! And it’s FREE!
  • Purchase your Party-in-a-Box! The Party-in-a-Box contains the table setting and decor for you to set up at a location of your choice and feel like you are in the heart of Mumbai. Dinner for two consists of Malai Kofta, which is a mixture of veggies and cheese served with a mildly spiced Indian sauce; Butter Tandoori Chicken in a delicately spiced cream gravy; and Lamb Vindaloo that is cooked in an herb, citrus, onion gravy. The meal is accompanied by baked naan bread and masala sauce, crispy samosas filled with potatoes, peas, ginger, spices, and steamed white rice, served cold and ready to heat and serve.
  • Our online auction OPENS on September 22, 2021! This is an excellent opportunity for you to view and bid on our fabulous auction items from the comfort of your smartphone, laptop, or desktop. Bid on vacation homes, local wines, regional sporting events, and more. So, start your bidding and bid often! Track your bids and view the status of your items until the bid closes at 10:00 PM on October 2, 2021. All winning bidders will receive a notification!
  • Here is all the information you will need, Live on Gilroy Foundation’s event page.

We are most grateful for our very generous event sponsors. With their support, we are able to continue to meet the needs of our community!

~Donna Pray
“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 BankGilroy Toyota, Recology, and RAC Services, LLC for your commitment to our community and the programs of Gilroy Foundation!

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