Grants

Grants

We offer a broad range of grant opportunities available to nonprofit organizations serving the residents of Monterey County.

These grant programs support a breadth of interest areas including health, human services, education, community development, culture, heritage, economic development, environment, organizational development and others. Please note that some grant programs are by invitation only. For more information on each program, click the program’s name below.

Grant Opportunities

Program Description Range Application Deadline
By 5:00 p.m.
Award Date
Big Sur Relief Fund Grants from this special purpose fund will support nonprofit organizations directly assisting local individuals and families who have been affected/displaced by the recent rains/storms. $5,000- $50,000 Year-Round Year-Round
Soberanes Fire Fund Grants from this special purpose fund will support nonprofit organizations assisting with relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts for individuals and organizations affected by the Soberanes fire. $5,000- $50,000 Year-Round Year- Round
Community Impact Children & Youth, Health & Human Services, Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation, Community Development, Environment & Animal Welfare $12,001-$50,000 Two cycles:
February 2, 2018 and August 3, 2018
Two cycles: June and December
Community Impact Small Grants Children & Youth, Health & Human Services, Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation, Community Development, Environment & Animal Welfare $5,000- $12,000 Two cycles:
March 2, 2018 and September 7, 2018
Two cycles: June and December
Organizational Development  One-time internal activities and infrastructure that strengthen an organization’s ability to function effectively and efficiently. $1,000-$5,000 Year-Round Year-Round
Opportunity Emerging organizations and ventures, urgent needs and other one-time, time-sensitive efforts. $1,000-$5,000 Year-Round Year-Round
Neighborhood Grants Program Small grants and support to neighborhood groups that are helping residents to make a better life for their families and neighbors. $500-$4,000 February 16, 2018 June
Robert and Virginia Stanton Endowment Priority given to one-time special or capital projects by selected arts and human services agencies. $5,000-$50,000 July 13, 2018 Early November

Special Purpose Grants

Program Description Range Application Deadline
By 5:00 p.m.
Award Date
Women’s Fund Initiative funding to advance economic security for women and invest in the future of girls. Varies Invited grant applications only Committed through 2017
Northern Monterey County Foundation Important community resources and services in Northern Monterey County communities (Aromas, Bolsa Knolls, Boronda, Castroville, Elkhorn, Las Lomas, Moss Landing, Oak Hills, Pajaro, Prunedale, Royal Oaks or Santa Rita.). $500-$5,000 May 2018 TBD
Southern Monterey County Foundation Important community resources and services in Southern Monterey County communities (King City and south). $500-$2,000 September 22, 2017 November
Joel and Dena Gambord Charitable Foundation Training and placement of service dogs for mobility, hearing and visual assistance, disease detection/alerting, search and rescue, and psychiatric service. $20,000-$30,000 Fall 2017 TBD
Fund for Homeless Women Programs and services for homeless women on the Monterey Peninsula, especially emergency or transitional housing. $2,000-$50,000 October 5, 2018 December
Tri-Counties Blood Bank Fund Reimbursement to organizations that supply blood products to people who can’t afford them, and related activities. $3,000-$10,000 October 5, 2018 December