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     Message from our Executive Director


Dear Friends,

The Gilroy Foundation was chosen as the local charity to benefit from volunteering at the
2016 Women’s Open at CordeValle via Program Sales last week.  I’d like to thank the 35 volunteers we had that worked two or more shifts to benefit the Foundation.  

We appreciate their efforts which will bring a sizeable donation to the Foundation from the event’s organizers!

Next up, of course, is the 37th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival!  As always, we will have our Wine Booth on the park side, just north of the Cook-off Stage. We hope to see you there – either as a volunteer or as a customer!

As always, thanks go to all our volunteers, donors and supporters for being part of the cause – to

“Give Where You Live!”

~Donna Pray











       Our Guiding Principles

  • Our mission is to invest charitable gifts into a lasting legacy and mobilize funding to serve the vital needs of the Gilroy community.
  • Our vision is to mobilize public and private financial support in order to grow the endowment and facilitate pass-through funding, thereby increasing grant giving.
  • Our goal is to become widely known as Gilroy’s foremost charity and problem-solving resource.
  • Our desire is to foster unity and cooperation between the Foundation and other grant-giving organizations.
  • Our intent is to provide expertise to other groups in need.
  • Our heart lies in allowing philanthropy to occur that can make a real difference in people’s lives.