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Gilroy Foundation

Deadline Date:

12/15/21 9:00 PM PST

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Grants of up to $5,000 to California nonprofits, schools, and city agencies in eligible areas for programs benefiting community residents. Areas of funding include culture, education, health, recreation, technology, agriculture, art, and civic services. Eligible programs must impact Gilroy and the surrounding area.

In reviewing grant applications, in addition to evaluating the potential impact of the requests, the Foundation gives careful consideration to:

  1. Programs that would contribute to agriculture, artistic enrichment, civic, cultural, educational, environmental, health, recreational, and technological needs of Gilroy and the surrounding area by addressing the cause of major problems rather than merely discussing their continuing effect upon society.
  2. The extent of local volunteer involvement and support for the organization’s board.
  3. The organization’s fiscal responsibility and management qualifications.

In authorizing grants, the Foundation gives preference to projects of the following types, whether undertaken by existing agencies or by new agencies:

  1. Projects or programs aimed at providing needed facilities or services, for which public funds are either not available or not sufficient and the Foundation’s contribution, either by itself or in conjunction with other private support, would have a significant impact.
  2. Projects that will provide leverage in an agency’s ability to secure other funds.
  3. Projects that, in responding to known community needs, are designed to coordinate or consolidate community services in an effort to reduce overhead expenses, increase efficiency, or eliminate unnecessary duplication.

In addition to the above mentioned three types of projects, consideration may be given to grant applications from organizations that have a history of contributing to the agricultural, artistic enrichment, civic services, cultural, educational, health, recreational, or technological needs of Gilroy and its surrounding area, but whose grant application may not otherwise meet the criteria of Gilroy Foundation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148876

Estimated Size of Grant:

$500 - $5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must be properly constituted and organized with a board of directors, by-laws, financial records, and controls. Grant consideration cannot be given either to individuals nor to organizations that do not have their nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service. Grant applications will also be accepted from all Gilroy public and private schools and the City of Gilroy.

Grants normally will not be awarded to:
- Individuals
- Endowment purposes
- Influence legislation or elections
- Scholarships or basic research
- Travel to, or in support of, conferences
- Debt retirement or for operational deficit
- Programs outside of the Gilroy community
- Contributions to annual fund drives or in support of operational expenses, except during a start-up period
- Sectarian religious purposes (does not preclude consideration of requests for educational, medical, or social service-oriented programs undertaken by church-affiliated or supported agencies)
- Fund the same project for more than three consecutive years.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be posted on the website on October 1 of each year. Completed applications must be emailed to the Foundation by 9:00 P.M. PST, Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

Grant notification/distribution: March/April 2022

A representative of Gilroy Foundation may be conducting a site visit in the fall of 2022.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

The completed application, with all attachments, must be emailed to director@gilroyfoundation.org.

Please contact director@gilroyfoundation.org if you have any questions about the grant application process.

Gilroy Foundation
P.O. Box 774
Gilroy, CA 95021
(408) 842-3727

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USA: California: Gilroy

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