June 19, 2019 | Stories

Community Foundation Awards $160,000 in Grants

Community Foundation Awards $160,000 in Grants

"Our Grants Committee spends many hours completing interviews with nonprofits prior to making final grant recommendations to the Board. I can't thank them enough for their dedication." — Salina Chacon, Grants and Projects Manager

In partnership with our donors, the Community Foundation for San Benito County provided funding for Matching Community Impact Grants through four different funds held at the Foundation--the Women’s Fund, Martin Rajkovich Children’s Fund, Homeless Services Fund, and Sonny Paullus Fund. With 33 requests that totaled more than $280,000, the Grants Committee had to make tough decisions. After much discussion, 26 requests recommended for funding were approved by the Board on June 12, 2019.

American Red Cross of the CC--$3,000
Bull Dog Boxing Gym--$6,076
CASA of San Benito County--$10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey--$7,000
Chamberlain’s Youth Services--$10,000
Community Homeless Services--$5,000
Community Solutions--$5,000
Family Service Agency of the CC--$7,000
Fishes and Loaves--$5,000
Girls Inc.--$5,000
Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation--$5,000
Hollister United Methodist Church--$5,000
Hollister Presbyterian Co-op Preschool--$475
HOPE Services--$5,000
JMM Dance Company--$9,000
Jovenes de Antoño--$10,000
Kitchen Table Advisors--$5,000
Partnership for Children--$10,000
San Benito Agricultural Land Trust--$5,000
SBC Arts Council--$7,000
SBHS Sober Grad Committee--$1,000
Seniors Council of SC and SBC--$5,000
United Way of SBC--$2,500
YMCA of SBC--$6,000
Youth Alliance--$10,000

This list represents the Community Foundation’s commitment to making a difference in our community, a task that would not be possible without the generosity of our donors.

The next deadline for grant opportunities through the Community Foundation is Friday, October 4, 2019. And of course, if you would like to support community nonprofits during the next grant cycle, please consider a donation to the Sonny Paullus Fund.

More information about the Matching Community Impact Grant for grantees and donors is available here. You may also contact Salina Chacon, Grants and Project Manager, at 831.630.1924.