Message from our Executive Director

Photo of Executive Director, Donna Pray


Although our 2020 Competitive Grant Cycle closed on January 31, our 2020 Scholarship Cycle is open until March 6 for most of our scholarships, and a few are open longer.

We are delighted to be able to report that from 1999 through 2018, Gilroy Foundation has awarded $4,737,700 in scholarships to deserving high school, junior college, and college students in the Gilroy Area.

Please check all the Criteria on our Scholarships page.  Many of our awards use the “Common GUSD Scholarship Application”; however, some, like the Julio Mata $50,000 Scholarship, has its own special application.  We have two new scholarships this year, the Tony Vigna Memorial Scholarship and the Gilroy Foundation Vocational Career scholarship.

This year, we have $523,450 to award!  Please spread the word, as sometimes a scholarship can truly change a life!

Thank you all!

~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!

The Gilroy Strong Resiliency Center (GSRC) is open to all Gilroy Garlic Festival victims, survivors, first responders and their family members, regardless of immigration status or documentation. Your immigration status will not be shared nor reported to other agencies unless you ask us to share it. We encourage you to call, visit, or email the GSRC if you have any questions. All services are available free of charge.

We look forward to helping you. We will be here.

Located in The Neon Exchange, 7365 Monterey Street, Gilroy

Open from 5:30-8:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings

For more information

408-209-8356 or

El Centro de Resiliencia de Gilroy está abierto a todas las Gilroy Garlic Festival víctimas, sobrevivientes, socorristas y sus familiares, independientemente de su estatus migratorio. Su estatus migratorio no será compartido ni reportado a otras agencias a menos que nos pida que lo compartamos. Le recomendamos que llame, visite o envíe un correo electrónico al El Centro si tiene alguna pregunta. Todos los servicios son gratuitos.

Esperamos poder ayudarle. Estaremos aquí.

Ubicado en The Neon Exchange, 7365 Monterey Street, Gilroy

Abierto de 5:30-8:30pm los martes y jueves por la noche

Para más información (para mas información)

408-209-8356 o