Neighborhood Grants Program

Neighborhood Grants Program

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The Neighborhood Grants Program (NGP) is the Community Foundations for Monterey County’s commitment to support community and volunteer-led groups at the grassroots level. Groups may apply for a grant ranging from $500 to $4,000 for a project or series of activities that improves the quality of life in their neighborhood. Since 1997, more than $800,000 has been awarded to groups throughout Monterey County.

Deadline

2018 Neighborhood Grant Guidelines and Application will be available after Monday, January 8, 2018.

Groups are eligible to apply for a neighborhood grant if they meet the following criteria:

  • Group is made up of 5 or more person (cannot be related)
  • Group is based in Monterey County
  • Project or activities are carried out in any one of the cities or unincorporated areas of Monterey County
  • Group does not have any a final report due from a previous grant
  • Able to open a bank account under the group’s name (assistance will be provided)

Guidelines

Groups who apply will be selected based on the information from their application and from the information they present to our grants committee.  The Neighborhood Grants Program Committee will base their selection on the following criteria:

  • Need:  Does the project fulfill a community need that is not currently being met?
  • Leadership: Does the group demonstrate leadership and train its members to take on leadership roles?
  • Involvement: Does the group involve other people in the project?  Are decisions made by the group and not by just one member?
  • Impact:  Will the group’s project achieve positive changes for their community?
  • Presentation: Can your group prepare a strong presentation that clearly communicates what your group does and why it should be awarded a grant?

Application

Before completing the Neighborhood Grants Program application, groups should review the grant guidelines. We encourage groups to apply online.

Info Sessions

Information sessions:

To be announced.

Final Report

A group who receives a neighborhood grant will be required to submit a Final Report, the final report is due 11 months from when they receive their grantee check.  The final report is made up of the following forms and will be provided to the grantee at the annual Awards Ceremony:

Recent Grants

Castroville Midnighters Car Club $3,800.00 annual food, clothing and toy drive
Ciclovia Salinas $2,000.00 meeting supplies and refreshments
Families of Color Monterey County $4,000.00 family networking and activities for families of color
Helping U Get Support (HUGS) $3,500.00 emergency crisis intervention and support for homeless women
King City Dance Team $3,000.00 Zumbaila Kids
LULAC Youth Council #2087 $3,500.00 farmworker youth leadership training and community service projects
Monterey County NAACP Youth Council $4,000.00 youth leadership training and annual summit
Padres de Ninos Especiales del Sur del Condado $4,000.00 meeting expenses, recreational activities, and end-of-year social
Palenke Arts $3,500.00 music and dance instruction
Pearl Status $3,800.00 youth empowerment program
Peña Cultural $2,400.00 artist networking and sharing
Seaside Thrives Community Group $2,800.00 playground revitalization and tenant leadership building
Team Villa Boxing $3,700.00 youth boxing training and mentoring
United Castroville Neighbors $2,000.00 a neighborhood block party
Yaocuauhtli Danza Cultural $4,000.00 Aztec dance instruction and free community performances

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Programa de Becas para Vecindarios

El Programa de Becas para Vecindarios es la Fundaciones compromiso de apoyar grupos liderado de la comunidad o por voluntarios  a nivel básico.  Grupos pueden solicitar una beca de $500 a $4,000 para un proyecto o de una serie de actividades que mejora la calidad de vida en su vecindario.  Desde 1997, ha sido otorgado mas de $800,000 a grupos del Condado de Monterey.

Fecha limite

La Beca par el año 2018 estara disponible despues del Lunes, Enero 8, 2018.

Elegibilidad

Grupos son elegibles para solicitar a una beca vecindario si cumplen con los siguientes criterios:

  • Grupo está formado de 5 o más personas (no se pueden relacionar)
  • Grupo esta basado en el Condado de Monterey
  • Proyecto(s) o actividades se llevan a cabo en cualquiera de las ciudades o las áreas no-incorporadas del Condado de Monterey
  • Grupo no tiene ninguno Informe Final de una beca anterior
  • Capaz de abrir una cuenta bancaria bajo el nombre del grupo (se proporcionará asistencia)

Directrices

Grupos que aplican serán seleccionados basándose en la información de su aplicación y de la información que representan a nuestro Comité de Becas.  El Comité  de Programa de Becas para Vecindarios basara su selección en los siguientes criterios:

  • Necesidad: ¿El proyecto cumple una necesidad de la comunidad que actualmente no se están cumpliendo?
  • Liderazgo: ¿El grupo demostrar liderazgo y capacitar a sus miembros a asumir roles de liderazgo?
  • Participación: ¿Involucra a otras personas en el proyecto del grupo? ¿Son las decisiones tomadas por el grupo y no sólo uno de los miembros?
  • Impacto: ¿El proyecto del grupo logrará cambios positivos para su comunidad?
  • Presentación: ¿Puede preparar una presentación fuerte que comunica claramente lo que hace su grupo su grupo y por qué se debería ser otorgado una beca?

Aplicación

Antes de completar la solicitud del Programa de Becas para Vecindarios, grupos deben leer primero la siguiente información sobre los requisitos, las directrices y fechas importantes. Animamos a los grupos que apliquen en nuestra página de internet.

2017 Programa de Becas Para Vecindarios y Directrices de Beca

Informe final

Un grupo que recibe una beca estará obligado a presentar un Informe Final, el informe final es debido 11 meses desde cuando reciban su cheque de la beca. El informe final se compone de las siguientes formularios y se entregar durante en la Ceremonia Anual de Premios:

Para obtener más información sobre la Programa de Becas de Vencindarios, llame 831.754.5880 o por correo electrónico Aurelio Salazar, Jr., Oficial de Programas CFMC.

Becas Recientes

Castroville Midnighters Car Club $3,800.00 annual food, clothing and toy drive
Ciclovia Salinas $2,000.00 meeting supplies and refreshments
Families of Color Monterey County $4,000.00 family networking and activities for families of color
Helping U Get Support (HUGS) $3,500.00 emergency crisis intervention and support for homeless women
King City Dance Team $3,000.00 Zumbaila Kids
LULAC Youth Council #2087 $3,500.00 farmworker youth leadership training and community service projects
Monterey County NAACP Youth Council $4,000.00 youth leadership training and annual summit
Padres de Ninos Especiales del Sur del Condado $4,000.00 meeting expenses, recreational activities, and end-of-year social
Palenke Arts $3,500.00 music and dance instruction
Pearl Status $3,800.00 youth empowerment program
Peña Cultural $2,400.00 artist networking and sharing
Seaside Thrives Community Group $2,800.00 playground revitalization and tenant leadership building
Team Villa Boxing $3,700.00 youth boxing training and mentoring
United Castroville Neighbors $2,000.00 a neighborhood block party
Yaocuauhtli Danza Cultural $4,000.00 Aztec dance instruction and free community performances