Community Impact Fund

Supporting Nonprofits in San Benito County

After witnessing local charitable funds being directed out of the county, Sonny Paullus recognized a need to meet the philanthropic needs in our community. His personal gift helped establish the Sonny Paullus Grants Fund to support 501(c)3 organizations with the common vision of improving the quality of life in San Benito County.

Donations to the Sonny Paullus Grants Fund are used to create grants we've labeled "Community Impact Grants." These grants are annually awarded to nonprofits serving San Benito County that strive to make a positive impact on our community through continuing their mission goals and undertaking new projects.

Make an Impact

Donate to the Sonny Paullus Board Grants Fund to spread your giving across multiple San Benito County organizations. This fund is perfect if you want your generosity to address a broad spectrum of needs.

Fields of Interest Covered

  • Agriculture Preservation - Supporting programs that sustain our robust farmland, and promote our agriculture community
  • Environment - Supporting programs that promote the best environmental practices for the well-being of our community
  • Arts & Culture - Supporting appreciation of new and traditional forms of visual and performing arts through education and experience in the diverse world of arts
  • Community Enhancement - Providing an enduring impact through the civic and historical aspects of community life
  • Economic Development - Supporting projects and initiatives that lead to economic growth and prosperity for the community
  • Education & Youth - Supporting programs that enhance learning and impart knowledge, skills, and attitudes
  • Health & Social Services - Improving the quality of life through preventive health education, overcoming barriers to health and mental health care, and providing for basic needs and social service programs
Fields of Interest Covered

Previous Awardees

For a list of the 2021 Community Impact grant recipients, visit the bottom of our grants page.