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Foundation Mission

The San Benito County Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization Tax ID # 81-3962616. Created under the umbrella of the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, the Foundation is organized for the purpose of creating, promoting, and celebrating the economic vitality of San Benito County by providing resources to businesses and individuals. Under the pillars of equity, sustainability, productivity, empowerment, cooperation and security, The San Benito County Chamber of Commerce Foundation strives to provide opportunities for all individuals, businesses, and nonprofits in the San Benito County area.

A Foundation for Future Leaders:


The success of our programs is dependent upon the generosity of our local corporations, other non-profit agencies, and individuals. Your continuous support big or small will create a legacy that will change the future of the people in San Benito County. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

To make a gift to the foundation:

By Mail: Donations to the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce Foundation can be mailed to:

San Benito County Chamber of Commerce Foundation
243 Sixth Street, Suite 100
Hollister, CA 95023



Thanks to the generosity of many individuals and corporations, every year the SBCCoC Foundation grants scholarships to graduating High School Seniors to continue their educational path.

2020-2021 San Benito County Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship Awardees:


Diversity, Inclusivity and Leadership Development

  • Support and resources for businesses and community groups that represent the diverse socioeconomic and cultural groups.
  • Support and resources for women in business and leadership
  • Leadership Programs: brings leaders and experts from the public and private sector together to help shape, and mentor the future county leaders contributing directly to enhance and better the community.

Designed for mid-to-senior level managers or leaders of managers.

Objective- build effective leaders who contribute to corporate-level success in their organizations. Focusing on Equality and inclusion, communication, self-awareness, resiliency, influence, and systematic thinking.

Upcoming Events:


Centennial Celebration Dinner Dance:


We are very excited to share with you that this year we will be celebrating one-hundred-years of service as the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce. As a long-standing tradition, annually we honor individuals and businesses who have impacted our community in a dynamic way. The preparations for our Centennial Celebration are underway.


The event will be held at the beautiful Leal Vineyards on Sunday, September 12.  Olea is the latest addition to the collective of venues of Leal Vineyards in San Benito County. This annual event is the Chamber’s signature event and is also our largest fundraiser for our scholarship program. Last year we were able to award 16 scholarships to youth in San Benito County due to the generosity of sponsors, donors, and attendees.


About the event

Sponsor the event

Attend the event- reservations for full tables are now open. To reserve your full table please click the following button.

Want to learn more?

Contact our Foundation Executive Director

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Victor Gomez - President/Board Chair

Maria Ruiz – Vice President/Board Vice Chair

Joanne Kim - Secretary

Lisa Salud - Finance Chair

Jared McDonald – Past Chair - Director

Mattie Scariot - Director

Elan Sarid - Director

Shawn Hererra - Director

Brenda Horder - Director

Stephanie Hicks - Director

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