SVGives coming to county in May

Volunteer advocates clockwise from left, Katrina Zapata, Nicole Avila, Esther Curtice, Toni Rinde and Michael Ulibarri listened to a speaker during a training session in 2014 to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate at the Community Foundation.

On May 3, San Benito County organizations plan to come together for Silicon Valley Gives.
The Community Foundation for San Benito County invites residents to help raise money for local nonprofits, starting at midnight and continuing for a 24-hour period through a single online donation platform, according to the nonprofit organization.
For the past two years, SVGives has inspired our local community to support philanthropic causes and provided a simple way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most. SVGives has encouraged ordinary people to take action, according to the foundation, and last year donors gifted more than $206,000 to 31 nonprofits in San Benito County.
In 2016, donations made directly to a nonprofit Permanent Endowment Fund held by the Community Foundation will be eligible to receive matching funds from a $25,000 anonymous gift. On May 3, donors can double their gifts, helping local nonprofits to build a “savings” account for sustainability into the future.
Check this list to see if your favorite local nonprofit is eligible to receive matching funds for their permanent endowment:
· Aromas SJB Community Schools Foundation
· Chamberlain’s Children Center
· Community Foundation for SBC
· Friends of the SBC Free Library
· Gabilan Chapter Kinship Center
· Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation
· Hollister Downtown Association
· REACH San Benito Foundation
· SBC Arts Council
· SBC Historical Society
· San Benito Stage Company
· Southside School Parent Club
· United Way of SBC
For the most current list of participating nonprofit organizations and to make a donation on May 3, go to the Community Foundation’s website at and click on the SVGives logo. From there, choose your favorite nonprofit and follow the link directly to its “Permanent Endowment”fundraiser.
Any individual may donate. Contributions may only be made online via credit and debit cards. Donations will be received and receipted by Razoo Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity.
For more information on the Community Foundation for San Benito County, go to

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