Gilroy Foundation

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

EIN: 94-2719281

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23Responsive21Builds relationships21Friendly21Positive leader in the field19"Gets" nonprofits and issues15Culturally sensitive13Openminded10Gives more than money8Insightful6Likes site visits5Risk taker

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Gilroy Foundation

May 18, 2022

Grant Applicant - applied in 2022

If you apply, make sure you are requesting funding for something really needed and that will truly make a difference for your organization. They don't fund lightly.

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Culturally sensitive, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Response from Gilroy Foundation

May 19, 2022

Thank you for your feedback.

May 07, 2022

Grant Applicant - applied in 2022

We found the foundation staff to be very responsive and helpful in clarifying and answering any questions we had regarding the application wording and process. Our organization had a committee of 3 individuals working on the application to assure it was filled out thoroughly and accurately, with the most updated/complete costs on the Project Budget.

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Positive leader in the field, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Friendly, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from Gilroy Foundation

May 10, 2022

We appreciate your feedback and thorough fact checking on your application. We look forward to any future grant applications received from your organization.

Jun 02, 2021

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Don't be disappointed if you are not funded the first time. The competition is fierce for a very limited amount of funding. We were turned down the first 5 years before we received anything. Even though it's a relatively small community foundation, the competition is fierce for funding.

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Positive leader in the field, Friendly, Builds relationships

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Jun 01, 2021

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

The application is not an online submission, it must be emailed. The form is bit clunky.

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Friendly, Responsive

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Response from Gilroy Foundation

Jun 01, 2021

Thank you for your feedback.

Jun 01, 2021

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Simply and straightforwardly outline your needs, how these needs demonstrate need(s) in the community, and why Gilroy Foundation funding is appropriate and a good fit for your needs. They are fair and want to make the community better. So as long as you do this, and funding is available, you have a good chance of getting funded.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Response from Gilroy Foundation

Jun 01, 2021

Thank you for your review.

Apr 13, 2021

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

This is the only funder we have that requires submission of our RRF-1 form. The criteria for grants isn't a match for the questions on the application, for example, the criteria about local volunteer involvement.

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Response from Gilroy Foundation

Apr 13, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! We are looking into your comments for the future.

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

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