Gilroy Foundation

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

EIN: 94-2719281

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22Responsive21Builds relationships20Friendly20Positive leader in the field17"Gets" nonprofits and issues13Culturally sensitive12Openminded10Gives more than money8Insightful6Likes site visits4Risk taker

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Gilroy Foundation

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

Thank you!

Apr 24, 2020

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Gilroy Foundation staff are very approachable. If you have questions or need support with a grant application, phone calls, emails, and in-person visits are all welcome!

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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

May 11, 2020

Thank you!

Apr 16, 2020 1

Reviewer 3377 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

This process was fairly easy to complete. I was granted my full requested amount. Be sure to include an accurate and complete budget with the application.

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Culturally sensitive, Builds relationships

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Response from Gilroy Foundation

May 11, 2020

Thank you and good insight on the Budget information!

Jun 11, 2019 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Know what your need is and make sure you express to the foundation the exact terms of that need.

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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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Apr 29, 2019 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Have clear goals for your grant. Well detailed budget is also key.

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Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Apr 28, 2019

Reviewer 5275 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

The online instructions are easy to follow, so just be sure to follow and provide answers in full.

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

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Response from Gilroy Foundation

Apr 29, 2019

Thank you!

Apr 26, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

I have mentored quite a few colleagues and suggested they try to write a grant. They were surprised at the ease of submitting the application. Writing for something when you have a passions is the key.

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Gives more than money, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Response from Gilroy Foundation

Apr 26, 2019

Thank you!

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