The late William G. Gilmore created the William G. Gilmore Foundation. He built Gilmore Steel Corporation in San Francisco, California and Portland, Oregon, and was a philanthropist, sportsman, and civic leader in San Francisco. The William G. Gilmore Foundation is a private, independent foundation which carries on Mr. Gilmore’s philanthropy.


The foundation supports academic enrichment for young people; support services for the disabled; and food, shelter, counseling, and arts programs. The foundation prioritizes the continued support of effective organizations.

To review the foundation’s financial data and grantmaking history, please visit the follwoing links:

2015 IRS Form 990-PF

2016 IRS Form 990-PF

2017 IRS Form 990-PF

2018 IRS Form 990-PF

Foundation Directory Online