Give Where You Live

Make a gift, make a lasting difference

At Gilroy Foundation, there are so many different ways to make your impact! Give where you live through any of the links below.

Give to our General Grantmaking Fund

Our General Grantmaking Fund helps us respond to the highest priorities of our community as they arise. If you don’t have a specific preference for your donation, we’d greatly appreciate a gift to this fund. Thank you for your support!

Rotating Funds

Support our current initiatives

Give to a specific focus area

Do you have a particular interest that you’d like to fund? Maybe you’ve always wanted to empower young students or your family is passionate about addressing health inequities.

Whatever your cause, we can help! Our five Community Needs Funds were established to direct funding toward the vital interests of our community.

By donating to these funds, you’re aligning your passion with high-impact funding opportunities. Check out our annual impact reports to get an idea of what these Funds accomplish.

Community Needs Funds
  • Community Needs Fund: Agriculture
  • Community Needs Fund: Art
  • Community Needs Fund: Education
  • Community Needs Fund: Health
  • Community Needs Fund: Technology

Even more ways to make an impact!

Beyond the opportunities above—our General Grantmaking Fund, current special funds, and Community Needs Funds—we offer other ways to give, too:

  • Become a member: Our members are the heart of Gilroy Foundation! Make an annual gift to fund community improvements for decades to come.
  • Start a fund: If you’d like to make a gift of $10,000 or more, we can help you create your own fund! There are many fund types available to fit your giving priorities.
  • Non-cash gifts: We gladly accept gifts of stock, real estate, and even cryptocurrency.

FAQs about giving

Do you accept non-cash gifts?

Yes. In addition to gifts of cash (payable by check or credit card), we accept gifts of stock, real estate, and cryptocurrency!

What about matching gifts?

Add even more value to your gift! Matching Gifts provide you with an easy way to potentially double—if not triple—your original donation. Many businesses/employers supplement their employees’ contributions. In fact, your company, a spouse’s company, the company whose board you serve, or even a company you retired from may match your gift.

By simply asking your Human Resource Officer about your company’s policy, completing a simple form (online or on paper), you may be able to double—or even triple—the impact of your gift to Gilroy Foundation.

I want to give in a very special or specific way. Can you help?

Absolutely! Beyond our many standard giving options listed above (one-time donations, memberships, etc.), we can also help you create your own personalized giving opportunity. Please view our other services or contact us to discuss your philanthropic goals.

Can I pay by check?

Definitely! Please print our membership form and send it along with your check to our address:

Gilroy Foundation
P.O. Box 774
Gilroy, CA 95021

Have other questions? Please contact us at any time!

Want to make the biggest impact with your gifts? Please consider becoming a Gilroy Foundation member!