January 2021

As we march into 2021, we look forward to a year of peace and health for all.  2020 was a rough yea;, but we, at Gilroy Foundation, managed to get our work done. We awarded $493,500 in scholarships to graduating seniors, and $331,566 through our competitive and pass-through grantmaking programs.


Since 1980, Gilroy Foundation has awarded over $14.8 million in grants and scholarships. Foundation grants have made a positive and powerful difference in every sphere of life. To apply, download a current Grant Application from Gilroy Foundation’s website.

We have changed our procedures and think all will find them helpful.  Just upload a completed application, with attached documentation, and email to by 5 p.m. on Monday, February 1.

Our grants have been making an impact on our community for 40 years.

Many of the grants we fund truly have an effect on organizations and individuals.  An example was in a note from John Hogan, VP of Teen Force.  They had a student who completed 60 hours of STEM training and 20 hours of professional development training. “This enabled him to land a paid internship and has helped shape his interest in college and career.  Funding from Gilroy Foundation has connected foster youth, nonprofits, schools and the private sector to contribute to a stronger community.“

This would have not been possible without the generosity of our donors who believe in the Foundation’s motto of “Give Where You Live.”

Read our criteria and download an application from our GRANTS page.

Take care and stay safe!

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

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