AWS InCommunities Gilroy Fund

US$110,000 · Gilroy, California

Proven ideas and funding for your community

The $100,000 AWS InCommunities Gilroy Fund will help you to start or expand a community project in Gilroy, California. This initiative is part of AWS InCommunities' long-standing commitment to being a good neighbor by supporting and helping deliver innovative programs that will have a lasting impact in communities where AWS has a presence. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2023.

How it works
  • Select an idea listed below or submit your existing project and register to get your project page
  • Use your project page to complete the 30 Day Challenge
  • Submit a photo and your action plan
  • Let us know what impact you are having in your community
Who can apply
  • You live in Gilroy, CA
  • You're passionate about building a thriving community where you live
  • You are an individual, an existing local group or a community organization
What you get
  • Seed funding to start your selected idea
  • Free starter resource pack, mentorship and technology tools to get started
  • Additional impact funding, once you report back on the social impact of your active project

Explore proven ideas

Choose an idea to start in your community. See terms & conditions.
This fund has closed for applications. You can still start ideas without funding, or check for other live funds in your area.
  • Community Fridge

    Start a community fridge in your community to share good food that would otherwise go to waste.

  • River Cleanup

    A community based initiative aiming to clean and maintain local rivers

  • Repair Café

    Organise a free meeting place in your community to repair things instead of throwing them away.

  • Play Day

    A playful event in communities that celebrates the skills, resources and personalities inherent to the people that live and play there.

  • Open Orchard

    Organise an Open Orchard to bring people together, provide free fruit to local residents and green our urban environments.

  • Pollinator Partnership

    Invite pollinators to your neighborhood by planting a pollinator friendly habitat in your garden, farm, school, park or just about anywhere!

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“AWS is committed to being a good neighbor in places where we operate, and part of that means listening to our local communities and working backwards from their needs. By establishing the first AWS InCommunities Fund, we remain focused on sustaining our relationship in Gilroy and this underlines our continued commitment to the local community. Helping support grassroot efforts is important in improving the livelihood of Gilroy residents and we encourage anyone interested to apply to the AWS InCommunities Fund today and help make a lasting difference." -Sarah Georgiades, head of AWS InCommunities for the Americas