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 short 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.

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!

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