Silicon Valley Gives Back to San Benito County

Day of giving doubles every dollar donated to local charities

Welcome to Silicon Valley Gives Day 2015!

On Tuesday, May 5, our community comes together for Silicon Valley Gives, and we need YOU to join us. It’s your chance make a real difference, right here in San Benito County.

Following a successful day of giving last spring, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation will host its second day of giving to benefit nonprofit organizations in Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Benito counties. Silicon Valley Gives will raise money for local nonprofits starting at 12 a.m. and continuing for a 24-hour period through a single online donation platform,

SV Gives is an event aimed at inspiring and uniting our local community to support philanthropic causes, providing a simple way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most and encourage them to take action. There is a $10 minimum donation for any cause, which provides an opportunity for donors of all different capacities to be involved.

As an added bonus, the Community Foundation for San Benito County is excited to offer a 1:1 match up to $50,000 from donations made through SV Gives to participating nonprofit endowment funds listed below. San Benito County nonprofits can double their SV Gives contributions by adding to their endowment funds held at the Community Foundation for San Benito County. 
To donate, click on your favorite charity from the list below. From there, click on your favorite fund or nonprofit to be linked directly to their donation page on SV Gives. 

Any individual may donate. Donations through Silicon Valley Gives to nonprofit organizations are tax-deductible. Contributions may be made via credit and debit card only.  Donations will be received and receipted by Razoo Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity. Razoo is the world's fastest-growing crowdfunding site for causes, and is committed to creating a more generous world.

For more information on the Community Foundation for San Benito County, visit our website at

Participating Funds:

Aromas-San Juan Bautista Community Schools Foundation Endowment
Baler Education Foundation Endowment
CASA of SBC Endowment
Chamberlainls Children Center Endowment
Community Food Bank of SBC Endowment
Community Foundation for San Benito County Impact Grants Fund
Downtown Endowment
Emmaus House Endowment
Friends of SBC Free Library Endowment
Gabilan Chapter Kinship Center Endowment
Girl Scouts of CA’s Central Coast Endowment
Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation Endowment
Latino Generations Endowment
Pet Friends Endowment
R.E.A.C.H. San Benito Foundation Endowment
San Benito County Historical Society Endowment
SBC Arts Council Endowment
San Benito Stage Company Endowment
Teressie White Memorial Scholarship Foundation Endowment
United Way of San Benito County Endowment
Women’s Fund
YMCA of SBC Endowment
Youth Alliance Endowment

Donations may also be made to the following San Benito County nonprofit organizations:

Chamberlain’s Mental Health Services 


Julie Finigan Morris

Julie Finigan Morris is a journalist and business owner. She has worked as staff writer for several news organizations, including Thomson Newspapers in Washington D.C., McClatchy Newspapers and Scripps News Service. She is also the Co-Founder and Owner of Morris Grassfed and has lived in San Benito County for more than 25 years. Morris has also worked in corporate communications, marketing, and the non-profit sector. She is a founding board member of BenitoLink and currently serves on its Editorial Committee. She recently published her first novel, Exit Strategy. Visit her online at