Photo courtesy of San Benito High School.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School receives grant to reduce campus waste

Funds will be used to help purchase reusable trays for the campus cafeteria to replace the use of paper plates for food distribution.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

HPD receives traffic education and enforcement grant

Funds to be used for programs such as DUI checkpoints and targeting primary causes of crashes.

Community Foundation President Gary Byrne and Grants/Projects Manager Salina Chacon receive check from the Teichert Foundation. Photo provided by the Community Foundation for San Benito County.


Community Foundation receives grant for nonprofit education

Teichert Foundation awards $5,000 to address areas of need.

Trino Serrano with America's Job Center of California assists an interested individual at the April 2019 Spring Job Fair. Photo provided by Community Services and Workforce Development.

Business / Economy

Request for Proposals regarding Prison to Employment Initiative

County to receive funding from statewide effort to provide resources to formerly incarcerated and other justice-involved individuals.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File photo.


Congressman Panetta Announces $2 Million Grant to the San Benito Health Foundation

"These funds will help the San Benito Health Foundation to continue to provide their patients with quality health education and preventative services, and to promote healthy lifestyles," Panetta said.

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San Benito County Association of Realtors goes for affordable housing grant

Potential $50,000 in grant funding could go to first time homebuyers if approved.

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Art & Culture

City of Hollister awarded transportation planning grant to develop Complete Streets Plan

City gets $259,768 grant to develop study for Buena Vista Road, Santa Ana Road, Meridian Street and Memorial Drive.

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Children and Youth

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.

Fire station in downtown Hollister. Photo by Lisa Robinson-Ward.

Government / Politics

Hollister approves shared fire services for San Benito County

Supervisors set to vote on contract Nov. 20.

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Government / Politics

West Hollister residents pass on bike lanes

Planners miscalculate feasibility, public need.

Briggs Building in Downtown Hollister. File Photo.

Schools & Education

Gavilan College announces free enrollment program

Promise Program waives enrollment fees. Over 300 students qualified this fall.

2018 Summer Advocate Training class is sworn in by Hon. Judge Tobias. Pictured L to R: Donna Hagins, Miriam Morales, Sarah Gutierrez, and Alma Smith. Photo provided by CASA.

Children and Youth

CASA receives grant from Community Foundation

The Matching Impact Grant enables the nonprofit to continue supporting the needs of foster children from the community.

The Hollister Fire Department's downtown station. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister Fire Department to get expedited reimbursements

Department sent crews to five fires out of jurisdiction in 2017 and 2018; seeks grant money for new training facility.

Top to bottom and left to right: Melissa Gross, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Program Director at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System; Jennifer Ramirez, Executive Director at Partnership for Children; Patricia Montoya and son Manuel Montoya; Stephanie Leach with daughter Savannah Leach. Photo provided by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.


Partnership for Children receives $10,000 grant from Community Foundation for San Benito County

Nonprofit provides transportation and financial assistance to children with life-threatening conditions and their families.

Outside the Community Foodbank. Photo by Nicholas Preciado.


Community FoodBank receives Community Foundation grant

The Community Foundation's continuing support is appreciated.