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Gilroy Foundation joins Meals for Heroes effort

The Meals for Heroes program, which serves employees at St. Louise Regional Hospital and the De Paul Health Center by delivering up to 60...
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Local Scene: Gilroy Foundation grant cycle opening, public review period underway...

Gilroy Foundation grant cycle opens Dec. 1 The Gilroy Foundation’s 2021 Competitive Grant Cycle opens on Dec. 1 and closes Feb. 1. All nonprofits with a...
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Gilroy Foundation raises nearly $2M for shooting victims

In less than one year, the Gilroy Foundation raised $1,934,472.51 for victims of the 2019 Garlic Festival shooting. “Every penny went to the victims of...

Businesses, foundations lead giving to Garlic Festival victims fund

The money came in from all over the country, from customers and employees of giant companies and mom-and-pop stores, from community foundations, from fundraisers...

Generosity continues, straining resources of Gilroy Foundation

The generosity of donors to the Gilroy Foundation for victims of the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting continues, soaring past $1.3 million more than a...

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Salcido family sets up fund in daughter Natalia’s honor

GILROY—A “bustling” life was cut short on May 9, when the car Natalia Salcido, a Christopher High School sophomore, was riding in struck a tree. She was killed on impact, exactly one week before she was to celebrate her 16th birthday.

Four paws, two feet, one team: Nonprofit group provides service dogs,...

The slogan of Operation Freedom Paws—”Four paws, two feet, one team”—rings true for veteran Chris Ramirez, a local Marine Corps sergeant who  is now currently suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The nonprofit organization matched him with his service dog, Bobby, last June and provided training support

Gilroy Foundation helps distribute $335k in college scholarships

Gilroy High School’s Bryanna Chavez and Victor Olmos, Christopher High School’s Luis Gonzalez and Gilroy Early Childhood Academy’s Alondra Navarro were awarded $50,000 apiece as recipients of the Julio Mata Family Scholarships, which were among the $355,500 in scholarships issued through the local philanthropic Gilroy Foundation.

Wounds aplenty, but taking the chainsaw to heritage oaks? Shame

Licking my wounds … not sure which gashes were inflicted by our just-completed home loan refinancing process or which were the result of the 49ers loss Sunday. Both were unnecessarily tortuous. The 49ers should have and could have overcome the bad calls and won the game, but I agree with our Gilroy brethren, former 49er QB Jeff Garcia, who said in a radio interview that the final play fade route throw from Colin Kaepernick to wide receiver Michael Crabtree, which resulted in an interception, was the wrong call for a number of reasons. The throw would have had to have been perfect, said Garcia. Yep, not the smart call or the percentage play, and I appreciate Garcia telling it like it is. He, after all, learned from the best. His father, Bobby, still calls them like he sees them.

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