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About Our Foundation

Gilmore Hero Foundation is dedicated to providing support to veterans, active duty military, and first responders in El Dorado County and beyond.

This foundation was created with the goal of serving those who have dedicated their lives in service to us. We work closely with other organizations and foundations in El Dorado County to provide services to those in need.

Please review some of our success stories on our Testimonials page to see how the Gilmore Hero Foundation is making a difference in our community. Whether it is providing housing assistance for veterans in need or raising money to provide necessary equipment to first responders, we are here to help.

Please support us in our efforts to continue providing these needed services to those great men and women who have worn a uniform to better our way of life.
Thank you for your generosity.

If you are in need of help or know someone who is, please email us at or call 530-620-5143.


Helping Our Local Heros

recipient of the 2022 El Dorado county Veterans Alliance Service and Support Award

Recipient of the 2022 El Dorado County Veterans Alliance Service and Support Award

Anthony Santiago

A Vehicle for Work

My name is Anthony Santiago. I’m a 35-year-old, five-and-a-half-year disabled Army veteran. I have a 5-year-old, a 14-month-old, and now a one-week-old—all precious baby boys. I’m currently collecting disability and I take care of myself, my boys, and my disabled grandfather.

I do DoorDash deliveries to supplement my disability. I’ve had two major back surgeries and need to have a few more. We have been renting a car from Enterprise for over a year for about $1600-2000 a month depending on the rental and time of year. We have been trying to buy a car but cannot get approval because I was an idiot with my credit.

Renee, my case manager told me to reach out to you for assistance. If someone needs the help more, by all means help them first. I can continue to work hard and eventually I will get it taken care of; I always do! Either way, thank you for your time listening to my story.

As a Veteran and El Dorado County local business owner, my passion is giving back to those who serve our country.


Gilmore Hero Foundation is committed to providing assistance to veterans and first responders in El Dorado County and beyond.

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