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 Celebrating our Culture, Strengthening our Communities and Stewarding our Environment is August 1, 2014.

Program Areas Eligibility Guidelines
& Application
Important Dates


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

Program Areas