Community Impact Grants

GrantmakingFrameworkCoverThe Community Foundation for Monterey County's strategic plan embraces a countywide vision of Healthy, Safe and Vibrant Communities. With this vision as our guide, the Community Impact grants program focuses on the people and places of Monterey County, highlighting impact and seeking measurable results.

Community Impact Grants (formerly known as the General Endowment) address critical issues and opportunities in four primary areas that advance the CFMC's mission and vision for Monterey County. Under each program area, we have defined specific funding priorities that build upon our past grantmaking and initiatives, and are based on an analysis of local needs, assets and opportunities for achieving strategic results.

The next grant application deadline for Youth Development and Education and Health and Human Services is February 6, 2015.

Program Areas Eligibility Guidelines
& Application
Important Dates

Learn about the updates and changes to the Community Impact grant program for 2015, including our new online application platform. We will  accept grant applications addressing youth development, education, and health and human services received by February 6. (Additional presentations will be offered in the summer in preparation for the August 7, 2015 application deadline.)

Please pre-register for one of the following Information Sessions.

Dec 2, 2014 King City      Dec 3, 2014 Salinas     Dec 9, 2014 Castroville    Dec 10, 2014 Salinas  January 13, 2015 Monterey

For more information about applying for a Community Impact Grant, contact Janet Shing at or call 831.375.9712 x137.

Program Areas