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Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our 2018 Grant Recipients!  We were able to give out $324,895.00 in total!

2018 JULIE HAYES "RISING STAR" PERFORMING ARTS $20,000.00 COMPETITIVE GRANT

STAR ARTS Education 

2018 RICHARD HAYES "LIKE A ROCK" INDUSTRIAL ARTS $20,000.00 COMPETITIVE GRANT

Gilroy Arts Alliance 

2018 GILROY FOUNDATION COMPETITIVE GRANT WINNERS: $57,407.11

The Competitive Grants Committee would like to acknowledge the following 
Funds for providing the funding for the Competitive Grant Program: 
Gilroy Foundation General Fund, Ayer Family Fund, Sam & Judy Bozzo Family Fund,
Children’s Artistic Enrichment Fund, Goldsmith Family Trust Fund, Growing Up Gilroy Fund,
Neilson Family Fund, Fenton O’Connell Trust Fund, Sacco Family Fund, Sacco Family Music Fund,
Shirley M. Silva Memorial Fund, South Valley Hospital Fund, Theater Angels Art League Fund,
Jim Trelut Memorial Fund, Community Needs Funds: Art, Agriculture, Education, Health and Technology

For our Competitive Grant cycle, six independent readers were given copies of the 51 grant applicants we received this year, requesting a total of $189,707. With limited resources in this category of the Foundation’s charitable giving, it was a challenging task.  Applicants were ranked privately and then the readers met and came to a consensus of the worthiest applicants.  

Gilroy Unified School District Special Day Class Preschool ~ $500.00
 Las Animas Elementary School ~ $500.00
Ascension Solorsano Middle School ~ $600.00
Gilroy NJB National Junior Basketball ~ $636.25
Ascension Solorsano Middle School ~ $ 805.35
Gilroy Compassion Center ~ $1,000.00
El Roble Elementary School ~ $1,000.00
Operation Freedom Paws$1,000.00
Gavilan College Student Health Services ~ $1,300.00
RotaCare Gilroy Free Medical Clinic ~ $1,500.00 
Ascension Solorsano Middle School ~ $2,000.00
The Health Trust ~ $2,000.00
Rebekah Children’s Services ~ $2,000.00
Shining Star Prom ~ $2,000.00
Gateway School ~ $2,065.08
Community Solutions ~ $2,142.56
Rebekah Children’s Services ~ $2,500.00
Gilroy Arts Alliance ~ $2,550.00
Gilroy High School ~ $2,796.48
Learning and Loving Education Center ~ $3,000.00
Rod Kelley Elementary School ~ $3,500.00
DreamPower Foundation ~ $4,000.00
Gilroy High School FFA Boosters Club ~ $4,000.00
Community Media Access Media Partnership (CMAP) ~ $4,011.39
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley ~ $5,000.00
Silicon Valley Children’s Fund ~ $5,000.00

 

2018 Designated Grant Total: $218,150.00

Gilroy Senior Advisory Board Fund
City Senior Programs ~ $450.
Ernie & Del Filice Family Fund St. Mary School Library ~ $475.
Lai Family Canada de los Osos Fund
Canada de los Osos ~ $550.
Chuck & Rosemary Anderson Family Fund
Operation Freedom Paws ~ $600.
Gilroy Dog Park Fund
City of Gilroy ~ $625.
Jay Minzer & Peter Ciccarelli Memorial Fund
Rebekah’s Culinary Academy ~ $650.
Al & Bunny Filice Fund
Gilroy Historical Society - Museum ~ $750.
Don & Karen Christopher Fund
Gilroy Compassion Center ~ $825.
Chamber of Commerce Sorenson-Lake Scholarship Fund
Gavilan College Business Scholarship $1,000.
Elan Family Investments Youth Fund
Parks and Rec Youth Scholarships ~ $1,000.
R.J. Dyer Family Fund
 Informed Choices ~ $1,100.
Gary Filice Memorial Fund
Parks and Rec Youth Scholarships ~ $1,225.
St. Mary School Development Foundation Fund
Tuition Assistance Program ~ $1,400.
Rudy Melone Fund for Music & the Arts
Gavilan College Music & Arts Programs ~ $1,450.
Archer Klein Scholarship Fund
GHS Jan Kelly Memorial Scholarship ~ $1,500.
Kai and Libby Lai Family Fund
Gavilan College Scholarship Program ~ $1,500.
Peter and Genevieve Blaettler Family Fund
St. Mary School Tuition Assistance Program ~ $1,650.
Sean Michael Merriman Operation Freedom Paws
 Operation Freedom Paws ~ $3,500.
Sean Michael Merriman Youth Rec. Scholarship Fund
Parks and Rec Youth Scholarships ~ $3,600.
Sean Michael Merriman SJ Family Center Fund
St. Joseph’s Programs ~ $13,800.
Gilroy Center for the Arts Fund
Gilroy Arts Alliance ~ $20,000.
Connell Family GUSD Music Fund
GUSD Elementary Choral Teacher ~ $58,500.
Don Christopher Fund for CHS
CHS Programs ~ $102,000.

2018 Donor-Advised Grant Total: $29,245.00

David & Patty Chantler Family Fund
South County Tail Waggers ~ $475.
Heinzen Families Fund
Las Animas – Books ~ $500.
Richard R. Corona Memorial Fund
West Coast Post-Trauma Retreat ~ $525.
Frank Della Maggiora Fund
Cañada de los Osos ~ $550.
Jack & Atsuko Obata Family Memorial Fund
Operation Freedom Paws ~ $575.
Bill Anderson Memorial Fund
St. Mary School – 6th and 8th grades ~ $650.
Steve & Teresa Costa Family Fund
Operation Freedom Paws ~ $650.
Jeff and Jennifer Speno Family Fund
Cañada de los Osos ~ $ 650.
Steve & Jan Peat Family Fund
 Keepers Closet ~ $650.
Ron & Donna Pray Family Fund
 Operation Freedom Paws ~ $700.
Drewitz Family Fund
Community Solutions ~ $250.
St. Joseph’s Family Center ~ $500.
Sisters’ Family Trust Fund
Morgan Hill Peace Monument ~ $775.
Becker Family Fund
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Rye Brook, NY ~ $400.
Community Solutions ~ $500.
Kraemer Family Fund
St. Joseph’s Family Center ~ $1,000.
Margarita Ibarra Memorial Fund
Gilroy Compassion Center ~ $1,000.
Morsilli Family Fund
Ladies of Charity ~ $1,000.
John & Lee Blaettler Family Fund
GHS – Girls Basketball ~ $1,050.
Daly Wallace Family Fund
Cañada de los Osos ~ $1,100.
Patty Filice Family Fund
St. Joseph’s Family Center ~ $1,350.
Filice Family Trust Fund
South County Tail Waggers ~ $1,400.
John & Dolores Kent Family Fund
Gilroy Arts Alliance Competitive Grant ~ $2,450.
Katie McKinley Memorial Fund
Pepperdine University ~ $2,600.
Natalia Salcido Legacy Foundation Fund
CHS History Department ~ $300.
CHS Cheer and Dance Team ~ $1,200.
Latino Family Fund de Gilroy
Rebekah Children’s Services - Culinary Academy ~ $625.
South Valley Middle School – Coding and Robotics Club ~ $1,170.
South Valley Middle School – Mariachi Program ~ $1,200.
Child Advocates CASA of Silicon Valley ~ $1,250.
South County Cal-SOAP ~ $1,250.
South Valley Middle School – Folkloric Program ~ $1,250.

2018 GILROY FOUNDATION YOUTH BOARD GRANT: $1,000.00

DreamPower Foundation ~ $1,000.00

2018 LATINO FAMILY FUND- YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY: $2,500.00

Ascencion Solorsano Middle School
DreamPower Foundation ~ $500.00
Informed Choices ~ $500.00
Operation Freedom Paws ~ $500.00
South Valley Middle School
Compassion Center ~ $500.00
Operation Freedom Paws ~ $500.00