​​MISSION STATEMENT: The San Benito Dance Foundation (SBDF) serves to support dance education and the performance endeavors of San Benito Dance Academy (SBDA) and its community partners.

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HISTORY: San Benito Dance Foundation was established in 2017 to further dance education and performing arts. Funds raised in the early years were utilized for support of San Benito Dance Academy's community. Its primary function was to provide scholarships to those suffering financial hardship, so that dancers could continue to participate in not only dance education, but also in performance and further dance-education-related opportunities.

With the impact of COVID-19 and the closures and restrictions that 2020-2021 brought to the community, proceeds from SBDF fundraising were put to use to fund creative dance-education, as SBDA had to pivot and reinvent how community performances were conducted. SBDF funded the purchase of portable flooring, and continued to issue scholarships to dancers in need.

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1541 Mimosa St.

Hollister, CA 95023 USA        



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We are excited to announce that San Benito Dance Foundation (a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization) is launching a capital campaign to purchase the current studio space of San Benito Dance Academy (SBDA), located in suites 102-105 at 101 McCray Street in Hollister, California. The overall goal of the capital campaign is to raise $2.5 million, with the initial down-payment of $500,000 raised by year-end 2023.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:  Applications for monies and grants/scholarships will be awarded towards dance class tuition, endeavors furthering dance education, and dance-related opportunities. Funding is provided by the monies raised through fundraisers, private functions and events, and donations made by private donors. Board members vote on the appropriation and awarding of funds dispersed. 

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