Gilroy Foundation

Location: 60 Fourth Street #208, Gilroy, 95020 CA

EIN: 94-2719281

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20Responsive19Builds relationships18Positive leader in the field17Friendly16"Gets" nonprofits and issues12Culturally sensitive11Openminded9Gives more than money7Insightful5Likes site visits3Risk taker

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Gilroy Foundation

Oct 11, 2020 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

The application was very straight forward and easy to fill out even during a 2020 crazy year.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Culturally sensitive, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from Gilroy Foundation

Oct 15, 2020

Thank you for your kind words...it was a crazy year, and we are so happy we were able to help our local schools and community!

Jul 30, 2020

Reviewer 8732 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Be clear in having tangible goals for the use of the grant, and be clear on the benefit to the Gilroy community.

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Positive leader in the field, Builds relationships, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from Gilroy Foundation

Jul 30, 2020

Thank you for your feedback!

Jul 29, 2020 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

It's probably best to be prepared to submit an application for a very specific project that you are working on or items you need.

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Friendly, Responsive

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Response from Gilroy Foundation

Jul 30, 2020

Thank you for feedback.

Jul 28, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Just write the grant in December. If you have a need that truly benefits Gilroy students, you have a good chance of success.

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Positive leader in the field, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from Gilroy Foundation

Jul 30, 2020

Thank you for your feedback!

Jul 28, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

This was a great opportunity and I am very appreciative. The paperwork is straightforward.

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Response from Gilroy Foundation

Jul 30, 2020

Good to hear! Thank you for your feedback!

Jul 28, 2020

Reviewer 6101 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

The office staff is quite helpful and friendly. You should make sure you contact them prior to dropping off paperwork or going to their office because there is a code at the gate. Also, the time you arrive should be discussed to make sure staff will be able to meet with you.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Response from Gilroy Foundation

Jul 30, 2020

Thank you for those helpful suggestions. We appreciate your feedback.

Jul 28, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

The process is straight forward and relatively simple. Be sure to know the grant guidelines, make sure you understand the scope of what the Gilroy Foundation will fund and call them if you have any questions. The GF is very accessible and approachable.

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Positive leader in the field, Friendly, Builds relationships, Responsive

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Response from Gilroy Foundation

Jul 30, 2020

Great suggestions! Thank you for your feedback.

Jul 28, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Gilroy Foundation is easy to work with. They are always willing to have a dialogue even prior to submitting our application. They also have been great to work with this year given the flexibility required in how grant funding can be used due to the pandemic.

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from Gilroy Foundation

Jul 30, 2020

Thank you for your very generous response. We appreciate your feedback.

Jul 28, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Make sure your goals are clear and specific.

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Builds relationships

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Response from Gilroy Foundation

Jul 30, 2020

Yes! Thank you for your response.

May 11, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

It's important to have a local presence

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from Gilroy Foundation

May 11, 2020

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