September 4, 2019 | Events

San Benito GIVES is Just Around the Corner

San Benito GIVES is Just Around the Corner

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” — Pablo Picasso

On Tuesday, September 10th, nonprofits who serve San Benito County will participate in San Benito GIVES. This is a 24-hour, online event powered by social media and the collaboration of 35 organizations who will be competing for your donation, as well as matching funds.

The Monterey Peninsula Foundation has provided a $50,000 grant to the Community Foundation for San Benito County to provide matching funds and prizes. In addition, a $20,000 grant provided by Silicon Valley Community Foundation will be used to match funds that are deposited into endowments. Many of the nonprofits have secured additional matching money for their organization, so in some instances, a gift to your favorite nonprofit could be tripled.

Tomorrow, visit San Benito GIVES and make a positive impact to services and programs provided by nonprofits who serve San Benito County. Give to your heart’s desire; it's easy and secure. Each unique email used in conjunction with a donation will be counted on the leader board. At the end of the day, the nonprofit with the most unique donors will receive a cash prize of $3,000.

Here is the list of participating organizations to get you started. Watch for posts on social media throughout the day—there are a lot of compelling stories being told.

  • Benitolink
  • CASA of San Benito County
  • Central Coast VNA and Hospice
  • Chamberlain's Youth Services
  • Community Food Bank
  • Community Foundation for San Benito County
  • Community Homeless Solutions
  • E Cubed Foundation
  • El Teatro Campesino
  • Emmaus House
  • Forgiving Paws
  • Friends of the San Benito County Free Library
  • Go Kids
  • Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation
  • Health Projects Center
  • Hollister Downtown Association
  • Hollister Pregnancy Center
  • Jovenes de Antaño
  • Mr Os Academy of the Arts
  • Partnership for Children
  • Pet Friends and Rescue
  • Pinnacles National Park Foundation
  • Sacred Heart School of Hollister Foundation
  • San Benito Agricultural Land Trust
  • San Benito County Arts Council
  • San Benito County Historical Society
  • San Benito Stage Company
  • San Juan Bautista Community Business Association
  • San Juan Home & School Club
  • Sun Street Centers
  • United Way of San Benito County
  • Women's Club of Hollister
  • YMCA of San Benito County
  • Youth Alliance

Here are some quotes from to put you in the mood.