$25,000 in Matching Funds Available to Local Nonprofits

An anonymous donor has provided the Community Foundation with matching funds for donations to permanent endowments through Silicon Valley Gives, Tuesday, May 3
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On Tuesday, May 3, our community will come together for Silicon Valley Gives (SVGives), and this is your chance to make a real difference, right here in San Benito County. The Community Foundation for San Benito County invites you to join us to help raise money for local nonprofits, starting at midnight and continuing for a 24-hour period through a single online donation platform.

For the past two years, SVGives has inspired our local community to support philanthropic causes and provided a simple way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most. SVGives has encouraged ordinary people to take action, and last year, donors gifted more than $206,000 to 31 nonprofits in San Benito County.

In 2016, the joy of giving will be twice as fun for everyone! Donations made directly to a nonprofit Permanent Endowment Fund held by the Community Foundation will be eligible to receive matching funds from a $25,000 anonymous gift. On May 3, donors will be able to double their gift, helping local nonprofits to build a “savings” account for sustainability into the future.

For Good…For Ever!

Is your favorite local nonprofit eligible to receive matching funds for their permanent endowment?

  • Aromas SJB Community Schools Foundation
  • CASA of SBC
  • Chamberlain’s Children Center
  • Community Foundation for SBC
  • Friends of the SBC Free Library
  • Gabilan Chapter Kinship Center
  • Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation
  • Hollister Ag Boosters
  • Hollister Downtown Association
  • REACH San Benito Foundation
  • SBC Arts Council
  • SBC Historical Society
  • San Benito Stage Company
  • Southside School Parent Club
  • United Way of SBC

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 3 or MAKE A DONATION TODAY. Choose your favorite nonprofit from the most current list and follow the link to their permanent endowment fundraiser.

The Community Foundation for San Benito County is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports philanthropic activities for our community. Our core work is helping donors achieve long-term charitable giving goals through a variety of giving options and endowment funds. Working closely with nonprofit organizations, the Foundation makes grants to help sustain important programs, forever dedicated to making San Benito County a thriving community to live, work, and play.

Any individual may donate. Contributions may only be made online via credit and debit cards. Donations will be received and receipted by Razoo Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity. Razoo is the world’s fastest-growing crowdfunding site for causes, and is committed to creating a more generous world.

For more information on the Community Foundation for San Benito County, visit our website.


Sharlene Van Rooy