Supporting Our Community

Explore Available Grants

If you are looking for funding, the Community Foundation has numerous options. We manage a growing collection of funds which serve the diverse needs of San Benito County.


Community Impact Matching Grants

Supporting nonprofit organizations who serve the broad needs of San Benito County. If your organization is general in nature, this type of grant may be for you.


Children's Special Needs Grants

The Martin Rajkovich Children's Fund was established to enhance the quality of life for chronically ill children in San Benito County. Look to this fund if you want to refer a child with medical needs.


Women's Fund Grants

The Women's Fund is dedicated to empowering women who come together with a shared vision to create a lasting impact in the lives of all women and girls in San Benito County. Grants from this fund are given to organizations that address the needs of women and girls in our county.

2016 Community Foundation Grant Recipients

Community Foundation grants are made through our various funds. Grants are often competitive, although some are made on donor initiative. Each grant is a story of

resources meeting needs, of people doing good things in our communities, either by giving or doing. We applaud our donors and those organizations getting the good work done.

Grantees as of October 2016

12 Days of Giving
Matching Funds, $9,000

Pledge of Champions, $20,000

Bulldog Boxing
Equipment Repairs, $8,000

Chamberlain's Children Center
Life Skills for Girls, $4,500

Infants & Toddlers Program, $2,000

Community Fellowship Center Community
Leadership and Technology Workshop, $4,000

Community Foodbank SBC
Operation Costs, $15,000

Community Media Access Partnership
Youth Media SBC, $8,000

Community Solution
Solutions to Violence in SBC, $11,259

Easterseals Central California
San Benito Special Needs, $5,500

El Teatro Campesino
Viva la Causa, $7,500

Family Services Agency of CC
Suicide Prevention, $5,000

Fishes and Loaves
Feeding the Poor,$12,500

Girls Incorporated
Girls Making Smart Choices, $6,000

Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation
Communication Barriers II, $3,554

Health Projects Center
Del Mar Caregivers, $7,500

Hollister Downtown Association
Development Director, $10,000

Jovenes de Antano Senior Services
Golden Age Nutrition Program, $15,000

Junior Achievement
SUCCEED Program, $10,000

Kitchen Table Advisors
Economic Viability for Farmers, $2,500

Mission SJB Preservation Fund
Matching Funds, $13,000

Mr. O's Academy of Arts
Music in the Park, $2,000

Native Daughters of Golden West #179
Exterior Historic Adobe Wall Restoration,  $10,000

Partnership for Children
Direct Services for Underserved Critically Ill Children, $7,500

Police Activities League
FUNdamentals Program, $7,940

San Juan Committee
Brand Development, $9,000

SBC Amateur Radio Association
Office Roof Repair, $3,000

SBC Arts Council
Veteran's Voices & Dreams, $6,600

SBC Historical Society
Community Bandstand, $3,750

SBC Office of Education
Early Learning Equity and Access Initiative, $15,000

San Benito Stage Company
Capacity Building, $20,000

Seniors Council of SC & SBC
Foster Grandparents, $6,570

Sun Street Centers
Upstart for Women's Sober Living Environment, $10,000

South County Cal SOAP
Scholarships for Low-Income Girls, $5,000 

The Salvation Army Hollister Corps
Youth & Community Programming, $6,000

Youth Alliance
Teen Parent Education & Prevention, $10,000

Diabetes Prevention, $7,500