Robert and Virginia Stanton Endowment
Virginia Stanton left a bequest to establish this fund in her name and her husband’s. The fund was established in 1994 as the Robert and Virginia Stanton Endowment. Mrs. Stanton named some favorite agencies or types of projects for annual consideration in order of priority (see below). Others may also be funded at the discretion of the CFMC Board and the Stanton Committee.
Stanton Endowment At a Glance
|Grant Amount||Typically $5,000 – $50,000|
|Application Deadlines||Second Friday in July|
|Scope and Characteristics||
|Application and Reporting||
|Decision||Decisions made in November|
Stanton Endowment grants are open to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations serving Monterey County residents. This fund gives priority to the agencies and programs of special interest to Virginia and Robert Stanton. These include:
- The Stanton Center (formerly known as the Allen Knight Maritime Museum)
- The repair, maintenance and capital improvements of public buildings designed by Robert Stanton, especially the King City High School Auditorium and the Monterey County Court House in Salinas
- The Monterey History and Art Association
- The Monterey County Symphony Association
- The Monterey Museum of Art
- The American Red Cross of the Central Coast (formerly known as the Carmel Chapter of the American Red Cross)
- The Salvation Army – Monterey Peninsula Corps
The Fund may also consider proposals from similar organizations in Monterey County. The committee generally gives priority to one-time special or capital projects, rather than funding ongoing operating support.
Guidelines and Application
Although Mrs. Stanton named several preferred agencies, “naming” was not meant to guarantee a distribution to the named agencies, but rather to express a preference among equals in a competitive process. The Stanton Committee may also consider proposals from other human service and arts organizations in Monterey County. The Committee generally gives priority to one-time special or capital projects, rather than funding ongoing operating support.
The CFMC supports capital costs (buildings and facilities) when those capital improvements have the potential to advance greater social benefit. Capital support will be considered for predevelopment expenses and/or for construction costs after the agency has raised at least half of the goal. Applicants are eligible for two capital-related grants: one for predevelopment expenses and one for construction costs.
Before applying, Stanton Fund applicants should read the complete Stanton 2017 Grant Guidelines and relate the projects or programs for which they are requesting funding to the guidelines. Applications need to be completed in our Online Grants Manager.
Stanton Grant Applications are due by 5:00 PM, the second Friday of July.
Grants are made in early November.
|American Red Cross of the Central Coast||$33,500||Next Generation Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV)|
|El Sistema USA/Salinas, Inc.||$10,000||Youth Orchestra Salinas|
|Gathering for Women-Monterey||$20,000||Capital Improvements for building in Monterey|
|Montage Health Foundation||$35,000||Music at the Bedside|
|Monterey County Pops!||$10,000||Veterans’ Day Concerts at the Stanton Theater in King City in 2017 and 2018|
|Monterey Museum of Art||$40,000||New flooring at the Museum’s Pacific Street location|
|Monterey Symphony||$40,000||Sponsorship of 2017-18 Soloists|
|Youth Music Monterey||$10,000||South County Strings program|
Vice President of Grants & Programs