Several local service groups and organizations contribute to the high quality of life in Gonzales. Rotary International, the American Legion and Auxiliary, the Gonzales Volunteer Fire Department and various neighborhood groups provide academic scholarships, sponsor community events and contribute to local causes. There are four churches offering worship and outreach services in the city including; the Gonzales Community Presbyterian Church, St. Theodore Catholic Church, Gonzales Apostolic Church, and Iglesia Episcopal Jesus del Valle.
The Gonzales Chamber of Commerce is active in promoting local businesses and supporting community activities. The Chamber hosts social mixers each year for Gonzales business owners and operators.