COVID-19 Relief Fund

Ready to Help in a Crisis

In response to the Coronavirus crisis, the Community Foundation has activated the COVID-19 Relief Fund to distribute resources to local nonprofits supporting those impacted by this crisis and the economic fallout that is likely to follow.

As the CDC manages this emergency in the next few days, weeks, and months, your donation to the COVID Relief Fund will help San Benito County to be ready, to stand together during this critical time of need, and to provide immediate relief and support.


Ways to Donate

Your donation by check, credit card, or online will make an impact in time of need.

Send your check to:
Community Foundation for SBC
829 San Benito Street
Hollister, CA 95023

Call to use your credit card:

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The COVID-19 Grants Committee is meeting weekly and has made the following grants to date:

Community Homeless Solutions — 24-Hour Shelter in Place

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital — Masks and Protective Clothing

Salvation Army Hollister Corps — Hot Meals for Food Bank Volunteers, Seniors, and Farm Workers

Jovenes de Antaño — Continued Delivery of Meals on Wheels for Seniors

Hollister Community Outreach — Food and Other Supplies for Homeless not Sheltered in Place

Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals — client rent assistance, emergency hotel rooms

Chamberlain's Youth Services — Extended care for children in their care

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Monterey — Housing and utility cost for those with extraordinary situations

First 5 San Benito — Emergency supplies and distribution bags for low income families

The Manger* — Food distribution and sanitizing supplies

Sun Street Centers — Safety and hygiene supplies and grocery distribution

YMCA of San Benito* — Sanitation supplies and equipment

Youth Alliance — Support services and housing assistance

Hope Services — protective gear for essential staff working directly with clients

Partnership with Children — food provisions, necessities and cleaning supplies

Suicide Prevention Service of the Central Coast — Transitioning services to remote care

Senior Council of San Benito County — Help with operation of Great Plates Program

Public Health Services, Medical Therapy Unit Telehealth, occupational and physical therapy for children with special needs

*awarded more than once

Our Commitment

In response to the Coronavirus crisis, the Community Foundation for San Benito County, in collaboration with United Way of San Benito County, has activated the COVID-19 Relief Fund to distribute resources to local nonprofits supporting those impacted by this crisis and the economic fallout that is likely to follow.

The Community Foundation has committed $50,000 to the Fund, and we will continue to solicit additional resources from corporate partners and generous donors. In essence, this emergency fund is the fastest, most efficient way to get dollars into the hands of nonprofits serving our neighbors and friends who are most affected. It will address the immediate and long-term needs of San Benito County.

Nonprofit partners who provide essential health care services, and protect the at-risk population, step up as “second responders” during a crisis like this. Our current situation is still very fluid, but with help from these partners, we can identify potential needs in human services, health, housing, education, and beyond. A grantmaking process to distribute funds to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations will be announced once additional funds begin to accumulate.

The Community Foundation is working in partnership with San Benito County, City of Hollister, Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, United Way of San Benito County, and the San Benito County School District, monitoring the local impact of COVID-19. There is still much we do not know, but we are taking steps to be prepared and to support our staff, donors, and nonprofits who provide services in San Benito County. We are open for business and busy helping to connect people with nonprofits.

Our community has always demonstrated a generous spirit when it comes to matters of the heart. Help us meet the needs of San Benito County as we work through this crisis together by donating to the COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Use your credit card via the link provided below.


You may also send a check to: Community Foundation 829 San Benito Street, Suite 200 Hollister, CA 95023 Add Memo "COVID-19 Relief Fund"

Our Commitment

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