Nonprofits

2018 winner Michelle Doty talks about her company, That Garlic Stuff, to a woman attending the ninth annual Startup Challenge Monterey Bay in Salinas last year. Doty won the Main Street division and a prize of $10,000. File photo by Tom Leyde.

Startup Challenge Monterey Bay seeking applicants

Social Venture Division is a new category for competition and will appeal to nonprofit organizations.

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Anzar High sophomore Santino Leahy is headed to the Poetry Out Loud championship in Sacramento. Photo courtesy of San Benito Arts Council.

High school students recite poetry at Arts Council event

Anzar High sophomore heading to Poetry Out Loud state championship in Sacramento.

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BenitoLink Pledge of Champions raised $67,260 in donations

Thank you to all the individuals and local organizations who participated in our fundraising campaign!

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Twenty-six local nonprofits were given funding for specific, targeted programs that satisfy United Way's goals in 2017. File photo.

United Way holds campaign to benefit local nonprofits

February fundraising aimed at increasing awareness of nonprofit services in the community.

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The 400 block at the corner of Fourth Street and San Benito Street. The Vault building, owned by Mayor Ignacio Velazquez, sits in the background. File photo by John Chadwell.

Hollister City Council approves amendment to 400 block agreement

No reserved parking spaces for Community Foundation.

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Members of the Native Sons of the Golden West during the ceremony. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Juan Bautista celebrates Luck Gas Station centennial

Rain forces venue change; difficulties installing plaque.

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Reservoir in Pinnacles National Park. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Pinnacles National Park reopens

All trails open at this time, Balconies Cave closed due to a rockslide.

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Gary Byrne, President/CEO for Community Foundation for San Benito County, shares campaign fundraising total with sponsors and supporters during the recognition event. Photo provided.

12 Days of Giving Wrap Up

Annual holiday campaign raises over $152,000.

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Jon Kaplan's Ghost Bike on Highway 25. Photo provided by Almaden Cycle Touring Club.

Ghost Bike a haunting reminder of cyclist’s death

Memorial marks site where Jon Kaplan was hit by motorist on Highway 25 in Paicines.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Upcoming lobbying and advocacy training for nonprofit organizations

United Way, Community Foundation and First 5 to host free workshop.

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Homeless at Dunne Park in Hollister. Photo by John Chadwell.

Coalition of Homeless Service Providers adds new member

Groups work together to tackle homelessness in Monterey and San Benito counties.

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Kaitlyn Fontaine (center) teaches English to students in grades K-6. Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn Fontaine.

Hollister native experiences the Peace Corps

On a visit back home, Kaitlyn Fontaine talks about living in the Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga.

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Reservoir in Pinnacles National Park. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Ongoing federal government shutdown ends its third week

Pinnacles National Park mostly closed; retail traffic down in Paicines and Tres Pinos.

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Final Day of Pledge of Champions

BenitoLink's largest community-supported fundraiser ended Dec. 31 with around $42,640!

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We've hit $32,000! Donations will be matched up to $50,000

With over $32,000 in donations from community members, BenitoLink heads toward the final days of Pledge of Champions.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Monterey Peninsula Foundation Grants $25K to BenitoLink Youth Project

Monterey Peninsula Foundation's goal is to improve the quality of life in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. MPF support will improve skills and develop the voice of local youth.

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Eighty percent of Teknova employees are taking part in the 2019 giving campaign organized through United Way of San Benito County. Photo by Leslie David.

Teknova employees give more each year

Local biotech company knocks it out of the park with employee giving pledges for 2019.

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San Benito Open Studios artist Michaela Graves showcasing her work at the Open Studios Art Tour 2018. Photo provided by Arts Council.

Arts Council announces 2019 opportunities for artists and organizations

Applications now open for Arts Express! Grant Program and Open Studios Art Tour.

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Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Monterey Bay Community Power says rebates expected to total $4 million

Community choice energy agency looks to dedicate $1.25 million in additional funding for local energy programs in 2019.

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