Non-Profit of the Year Award

Designed…to recognize a non-profit organization that has made a significant impact on the lives of those in the Gilroy community.

Eligibility…must have been operating for at least one (1) year and have a Gilroy address.

Selection Criteria…award recognizes a community non-profit organization that has made a significant contribution to the overall health and livability of Santa Clara County. The winning organization makes a significant impact that improves the economic, medical, educational or financial health of individuals in our community: impacts people through enabling and empowering individuals to improve their knowledge and skills toward greater quality of life, benefits the underserved underrepresented or disaffected members of the community, including children, seniors and those in poverty and has high quality treatment of employees and members of the public The Citizen and Business Awards Committee will review the information submitted for each non-profit and present their recommendation to the Chamber Board of Directors for final selection.

IMPORTANT: Please note significant accomplishments. Up to two pages of support material may be emailed separately.

"Joining the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce is one of the best business decisions I have made."

Anita Bedoya, Owner, Lapels Dry Cleaning

"While facing some delays opening our taphouse the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce intervened. Their creative approach to problem solving saved the day. The Chamber’s connections made a difference for us."

Ryan and Larissa Dickerson, Owners of Bitter Taphouse

"The Chamber has done a great job keeping me informed."

James Gargiulo, Spectrum Small Business Advisor

"We have been able to rely on the Chamber whenever we needed to be connected to people, resources and information."

Jaime Rosso, CEO, Rosso’s Furniture

"We have been actively involved in the Chamber for 20 years. We continue to stay involved because of the critical information they provide."

Bruce & Audrey Haller, Cafe 152 Bread Co.

"As a Gilroy Chamber of Commerce member, I’ve met more people, been able to give back to the community and be involved in decisions that affect our local economy."

Maria Cid, Farmers Insurance

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