Volunteers at Movies Under the Stars event

The Community Foundation for San Benito County is pleased and proud to announce Grant Awards!


Over the course of the 2012 grant cycle, forty-six applications were received, requesting a combined total of $782,622. The applications were ranked using pre-established criteria, such as expected community impact.  The Grants Committee then made the difficult decisions necessary to fit the recommendations into its budget.  The Grants Committee is made up of a knowledgeable and diverse group of community volunteers as well as Foundation board members and staff to assure proper and fair evaluation of all grant requests.


During 2012, thirty-eight awards were recommended to and approved by the Community Foundation Board, totaling $374,427. A final handful of 2012 applications are pending review and approval in January 2013.



$10,000       California FarmLink – Access to land and capital



$  8,500       SBC Arts Council – Arts Center

$15,000       SBC Office of Education/SBC Arts Council – Arts in Schools

$  3,500       San Benito Oriana Chorale – Professional support for performances



$25,000      BenitoLink – Startup funding

$15,000      Community Food Bank of SBC – Summer feeding and back packs

$15,000      Fishes & Loaves – Feeding the poor

$10,000      Hollister Downtown Association – Events Coordinator

$10,000      Hollister Downtown Association – Supplemental request

$10,000      San Benito County Fair – Facilities Improvement Plan

$25,000      SBC Historical Society – Rebuild Dunneville Dancehall

$  1,500      San Benito Time Exchange – Startup funding



$15,000      CASA of SBC – Program training

$  6,000      Chamberlains Children Center – Development Associate

$15,642      Community Services Workforce Development – Summer Youth Employment Training

$  3,000      Friends of the SBC Free Library – Family Literacy (books for Grow Strong San Benito)

$  4,625      Girls, Inc. – Smart Choices Summer Program

$  4,125      Junior Achievement – Project Excel

$     500                 Leadership SBC Class of 2012 – Seminar4Seniors

$  1,500      San Benito High School – Piano and stage lighting repairs

$15,000      South County Cal-SOAP – High School and Beyond

$  7,500      St. Luke’s Episcopal Church – St. Luke’s Afterschool Academy

$15,000      YMCA – Operations support

$15,000      Youth Alliance – Youth Empowerment



$20,000      American Red Cross Monterey Bay Chapter – Operations Manager

$  4,000      Advocacy, Inc. – Long-term Care Ombudsman Program

$10,000      Community Food Bank of SBC – Supplemental request

$  7,500      Community Solutions – Solutions to Violence

$25,000      Emmaus House – Operations support

$  4,000      Family Service Agency of CC – Suicide prevention

$  5,000      Hazel Hawkins Hospitals Foundation – McCullough Women’s Center resource materials

$15,000      Health Projects Center – Del Mar Caregivers Center

$  5,000      Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of SBC – Storks Nest Program

$  5,285      Jovenes de Antano – Oven replacement/develop strategic plan

$  7,000      San Juan-Aromas Tennis Club – Tennis court improvement

$  5,250      Seniors Council – Foster Grandparents Program

$10,000      12 Days of Giving – Matching grant


The Community Foundation for San Benito County serves donors, advances philanthropy, and achieves impact by supporting the work of nonprofit organizations.  In doing so, we’ve developed extensive knowledge of San Benito County.  We continuously monitor our community to understand the nature of need, the forces of change, available resources, and the capacity for growth.


For more information, visit our website at www.cffsbc.org