BenitoLink was born out of a two-year visioning process which involved listening to nearly a thousand residents of San Benito County.
Members of the community cited the lack of local news and information as a major concern. With the help of the CommunityFoundation for San Benito County, private donors and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Vision San Benito, a small group developed BenitoLink, an on-line web portal created by San Benito residents for San Benito residents. BenitoLink is designed to include local news, events, sports, opinions and community discussion forums.
Grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Community Foundation for San Benito County were made available with the intention to support an open, communicative well-informed democracy. Today, INN (Institute for Nonprofit News) also plays a major role, supporting our annual Pledge of Champions fall fundriasing event.
Benitolink has a board of local and regional residents and advisors who run BenitoLink as a non-profit business. Interested community members are invited to sit in on committee or board meetings to learn more about BenitoLink.