Message from our Executive Director

Photo of Executive Director, Donna Pray

Grants and Scholarships!

Our Gilroy Foundation Ambassadors have had a busy start to this year.  They have been out visiting 2019 Grant Recipients.  Our Ambassadors were so delighted to be able to see, first hand, what has been accomplished as a result of our Grants Program.  The agencies that received funding were so pleased to show off how their grant money is being used and grateful to our Ambassadors for taking the time to show our continued support of the work they are doing in our community.

Our 2020 Scholarship season is in full force.  Gilroy Foundation is delighted to be able to offer 28 different scholarships to graduating GUSD high school and Gavilan students.  Because many of those 28 scholarships offer multiple awards, we will actually have 79 scholarship winners this year!  The monetary awards range from $250 to $50,000!  Most applications are due on Friday, March 6, but a few are due later in the year.  We wish good luck to all the applicants and are grateful to our Scholarship Selection Committee volunteers for the time it takes to read each application, and the difficult choices they need to make!  Most of all, we are appreciative of our many donors who make these scholarship opportunities possible!

~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.

They are there to help you.

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 de 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.

Estan ahi para ayudarte.

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