San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista applying for $65K housing production grant

City Manager will use funds to update accessory dwelling unit design guidelines and inclusionary ordinance.

County Information Officer David Westrick (right), Supervisors Peter Hernandez (center) and Anthony Botelho (left) announced the plan to give $1.5 million in grants to small businesses. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

County to allocate $1.5 million in grants for small businesses

Funds will be managed by the Workforce Development Board and disbursed by Aug. 31.

Students at San Benito High School use Google Chromebooks in most of their classes to answer class surveys and submit assignments. The Chromebooks were made possible by a $120,000 grant from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, which disburses charitable funds in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. Photo credit: Ed Wong.

Business / Economy

Monterey Peninsula Foundation focuses on charitable giving in San Benito County

Organizer of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am has worked with SBC since 2003.

Grants Committee reviews applications. Photo provided.


Applications open for Community Foundation grant funding

The Community Impact Matching Grant cycle is open until Oct. 4.

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas. File photo.

Government / Politics

Governor signs Golden State Teacher Grant Program

Bill proposed by Assemblymembers Robert Rivas and Patrick O’Donnell aims to staff schools

El Teatro Family Day. Photo provided by San Benito Arts Council.

Art & Culture

San Benito Arts Council announces 2019 grant awards

Over $6,000 distributed to local artists and cultural organizations through mini-grant program.

San Benito County Chamber of Commerce. File photo.

Business / Economy

County Chamber of Commerce can’t afford to pay CEO or promote tourism

Business organization’s coffers are low after meeting prior obligations and losing funding support from Hollister City Council.

Local nonprofits gather to listen and learn about projects in the county at United Way event at Garden Shoppe in Hollister.

Art & Culture

San Benito’s United Way nonprofit support goes far and wide

Community Investment Grants were announced in the evening glow of GardenShoppe's outdoor patio in Hollister.

Jack Preader received his Adaptive Tricycle in 2013. Photo provided.

Children and Youth

COLUMN: Refer a Child, Help Make a Difference

The Martin Rajkovich Children’s Fund (MRCF) has been helping critically or chronically ill children in San Benito County since 2007.

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Children and Youth

Cerra Vista Elementary in the Running to Win $10,000

Cerra Vista Elementary School learned last week that they are a finalist in the Frigo Cheese Heads Build a Bright Future campaign.

26 local nonprofits were given funding for specific, targeted programs that satisfy United Way's goals.


United Way invests in San Benito

United Way Sticks with Long-Time Programs and Takes on a Few New Ones

Celebrating Women and Girls

Children and Youth

Grants from Women’s Fund celebrate women, girls

The Women's Fund, housed at the Community Foundation for San Benito County, awards $40,000 to local nonprofits

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Children and Youth

United Way offers grant opportunity

Deadline for local nonprofits to apply is May 10

La Familia, Hollister Youth Alliance


Competitive grants available from the Community Foundation

Community projects, nonprofit programs, and children with special needs are eligible for grants awarded by the Community Foundation for San Benito County

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Government / Politics

Farr announces grants to aid STEM programs at junior colleges

Gavilan College will receive $947,491 each year for five years