Tie Sing at his cook stove. Photo courtesy of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley and provided by Sharlene Van Rooy.

History & Profiles

USGS field crews historically appreciated good cooking

Backcountry culinary skills of Tie Sing literally put his name on the map in 1899.

Blueprints dated 1914 for Camelback Bridge designed by A. M. McCray. Photo provided by San Benito County Historical Society.

History & Profiles

San Benito County bridges and McCray Street connected through history

Pioneer family leaves their mark on historical blueprints and maps.

The Hollister Earthquakes Drill Team performed in 1984. Courtesy of SBCHS.

San Benito Lifestyle

Celebrate the History of the Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo Parade

The parade route has changed over the years, but the excitement of previewing performers and their mounts hasn’t changed since 1932.

O'Donnell house located on Monterey Street, now Crestview Drive

Art & Culture

Walking tour to focus on architecture

Historical Society event will showcase homes by Wolfe & Higgins followed by a presentation by author Krista Van Laan


Government / Politics

Community Foundation accepting donations for flood victims

Hollister Firefighters Association establishes fund for residents of Lovers Lane area

Jim Ostdick stands in the Pacific Ocean.


Supermoon sets the stage to share stories

National Philanthropy Day Celebration for superheroes and superstars



Nonprofits grow endowment funds with donations totaling more than $80K

Silicon Valley Gives helped local nonprofits to grow their Permanent Endowment Funds in a 24-hour period



$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

2015 Women's Fund Grantees

Children and Youth

Women’s Fund Creates Positive Impact in the Community

Women's Fund gains momentum as grants for 2016 are now available

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Art & Culture

Iowa Artist Recognized by Local Historical Society

Mrs. Alma Glasgow White was an accomplished artist from Iowa and is honored by the SBC Historical Society during Women's History Month



Local Quilters are part of St. Francis’ history

St. Francis Retreat Center property has a history of attracting large groups of people, including local quilters.



Locals give where they live

San Benito County residents are mindful of giving where they live

Amy Miller and her mother, Karen, try out the new van.

Children and Youth

Make a Difference in the Life of a Child

Martin Rajkovich Children’s Fund helps critically or chronically ill children living in San Benito County

Philanthropy Day 2014


Community Foundation Celebrates National Philanthropy Day

46 volunteers from 52 San Benito County organizations receive recognition


Children and Youth

COMMENTARY: Math misplacement is a disturbing practice for Latinos, African-Americans

Misplacement creates artificial, unintentional barriers