Your contribution is appreciated.

We currently have our 2023 Summer FUNdraiser. We are focusing on investigative/in-depth, and informational reporting. A generous local couple is giving BenitoLink a great opportunity. Donations will be doubled with a match up to $10,000. Invest in investigation!

BenitoLink is community supported news. That means it takes all of us to pitch in and have the quality news source we want for our county. We’re here to report on our local leaders and make sure those in power are held accountable for their decisions. It takes paid reporters to sit in on meetings, demand straight answers and fact-check so you get the whole scoop.

Unfortunately, producing high quality, original news is expensive.

We’ll admit, we need your financial help so BenitoLink can continue to be the trusted information hub for San Benito County.


Mercury – $10/month ($120/yr)
Chromium – $25/month ($300/yr)
Copper – $50/month ($600/yr)


Iron – $750 – $999
Gold – $1,000 – $1,999
Benitoite – $2,000+

Thank you for supporting BenitoLink… your news, your stories, your county!

Note: If you experience problems making a donation, or are interested in being a Sponsor or Major Donor, please contact Leslie David at (831) 801-1356 or lesliedavid@benitolink.com.

Reasons to Support Your Local Nonprofit News


Persistent journalism has an impact

Community support for “public news” or nonprofit news allows your BenitoLink reporters to cover the subjects that matter to you.

The voice of the community

Aside from being a website where our journalists report daily, BenitoLink is a platform for community discussion and sharing your interests.

Trusted community information

With the help of local nonprofits and grocery store owner Chang So, BenitoLink was able to get important information out in Spanish.

Locals reporting on local matters

Teams like ours are more familiar with the geographical location, the cultural and historical background of the coverage area than reporters working for large news companies.

Educating future journalists

BenitoLink brings on interns from all over the county, bringing with them a variety of interests.

Why our readers support BenitoLink

Despite a diverse population, we all need dependable information to elect our leaders and build a strong community.

Fostering an engaged community

BenitoLink events help the public understand the issues better and are an opportunity to build relationships.

An organization you can trust

Our primary goal is to provide valuable, sometimes life-saving information to the residents of San Benito County.

Building the BenitoLink we all want together

Looking back at where BenitoLink started and where it is today.

List of Champions

Sharon MaxwellPeter BreenMichael & Ashleigh AndersonJack ClarkTrisha Brem
Kerry & Harry TobiasPhil FreelandAlacia WelchMarianne GennisLois & Stelvio Locci
Marvin FriedlanderKate ModicDr. Martin & Rhoda BressGreg PapeJohn Robrock
Joan DominguesSusan DeanLisa LentzJim O’DonnellMichael Dobler
Sara SteinerRohit SharmaValerie EglandPaul GoodmanSusan & Robert Calleri
Gary & Ria ByrneDenise & Dan Cauthen-WrightWilliam ArentzenRoger BrownBob & Kathy Tiffany
Tom BreenChang SoCharlie DVM & Lisa TobiasDianne CarmanDaniel George
Vivian FosterRichard & Susan McDavidDion WarrenMarilyn & Richard FerrieraKen & Brenda Weatherly
Christopher FitzDouglass JuddDave RuprechtJanet WatsonTom Walerius
Larry SlonakerLiz SmithNancy BareillesTina JollyschmidtDave & Gerry Wright
Margret EllwangerKaren Van GerpenSteve KitrellKozean WrightNancy Walters
Gifford SwansonRosemary KleyAlan & Bonnie Clark (2x)Kathina SzetoMary Margaret & Kurt Lanning
Kris WallerJennifer CoileNick BaileyJack MurphyRebecca & Kristopher
Carol HawkinsLeslie AustinSusan SchwabacherTeresa LavagninoLeslie & Jackson
Karminder & Randy BrownLila LaHoodMartha Schwabacher Family TrustGretchen LesterRoseanne Herzog
Heather CallensKrista Van LaanKathy RubinoPerry RiceMaryAnne Filice
Nancy OliveiraKarson KlauerEllen FisherG. Johnson & G. RocchiRamona Koch
Kay FiliceJim OstdickVFW Aux. No. 9242Karen Van GerpenDylan Smith
Steve PerriconeAlan & Bonnie ClarkRosemary KleyBeverly MeamberSteve Hatcher
Cathy SorensenMaureen Serafini