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Other Services

Over the past 40 years, Gilroy Foundation has evolved into an organization that provides additional customized fee-based philanthropy opportunities for donors, including:

Nonprofit investment partnerships

Unlock the power of your nonprofit organization’s financial potential with our investment management services, tailored to qualified nonprofits. Whether you’re starting with a $10,000 or $10 million fund, our flexible options allow you to create endowed or non-endowed funds, empowering your organization to make withdrawals and contributions that align with your goals through our Nonprofit Investment Fund.

  • 1.5% administration fee

Special project pass-through gifts/grants

Harness the strength of Gilroy Foundation for the successful execution of special short-term projects, including nonprofit real estate renovations and community programs, with our expert administration and partnership capabilities. Through grant applications and Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), we collaborate with community organizations to achieve outcomes that align with our current strategic priorities, ensuring maximum impact for the betterment of our community.

Special Projects will be accepted and administered by the Foundation upon approval of the Executive Director and the Board of Directors after the donor has accepted the Special Projects and Partnerships Guidelines & Criteria and signed a Special Project Pass-Through Agreement.

Since this service was initiated in 2009, over $4.5 million in community projects have been completed to the benefit of Gilroy residents.

  • Special Project/Grant Partnership administration fee is 5% of project gift(s)/grant(s).

Scholarship fund administration

Gilroy Foundation provides two types of administrative support for scholarship funds:

  1. Foundation-Managed Scholarships
    • Gilroy Foundation selects recipient(s)
    • Gilroy Foundation distributes funds
    • 2% fee from the Scholarship Fund
    • No checking account fee
  2. Donor-Involved Scholarships
    • The donor selects recipient(s)
    • Gilroy Foundation distributes funds
    • 2% fee from the Scholarship Fund
    • $250 annual fee for checking accounts used in fundraising projects

Fiscal sponsorships

Gilroy Foundation provides a valuable Fiscal Sponsorship opportunity for groups in the process of obtaining their 501(c)(3) status, allowing them to raise funds under our Federal Tax ID number. Through a signed Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement, the Foundation safeguards and manages all raised funds, while encouraging the group to complete their necessary paperwork with the State and Federal government within a year. Together, we support and guide emerging organizations on their path to official nonprofit status.

Fiscal Sponsorships are accepted by the Board of Directors upon approval of the group’s Fiscal Sponsorship Application and signed Agreement of Fiscal Sponsorship. To see a list of the groups we are serving as, or have assisted by serving as, fiscal sponsors click here.

  • 5% fee of monthly net fundraising income with an annual $250 administration fee.