Neighborhood Grants Available: Application Deadline 2/15/19

Neighborhood Grants Available: Application Deadline 2/15/19


  • Information Sessions: January 30, 2019 (Salinas), January 31, 2019 (Greenfield)

  • Application Deadline: by 5 p.m., February 15, 2019

The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has a total of $50,000 available to award to volunteer-led groups through the 2019 Neighborhood Grants Program.

Community groups throughout Monterey County are encouraged to apply. Applicants do not have to be recognized as a nonprofit 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.

Grants range from $500 to $4,000 and applications are available online at

The application deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019 before 5 p.m.

Information Sessions

Groups interested in applying are encouraged to attend one of the two Information Sessions on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 5 to 6 p.m. at Community Foundation for Monterey County’s office 945 Main Street, Suite 207 in Salinas and Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Greenfield Library Branch Community Room, 315 El Camino Real, Greenfield.

To register or for more information, please contact Karina Gutierrez-Barboza, CFMC Grants and Office Administrator at 831.754.5880 x135 or email

“The goal of the Neighborhood Grants Program is to empower residents to lead change in their neighborhoods,” said Erika Matadamas, Program Officer for the CFMC.

The Neighborhood Grants Program supports grassroots groups who are working to improve their communities for themselves and their neighbors.

Grants have included support for groups who organized parent- and volunteer-led programs focusing on youth sports and leadership, cultural arts programs, advocacy and support groups and neighborhood improvement.

Since the program’s inception in 1997, $1,025,000 has been awarded.

About the CFMC

The mission of the CFMC is to inspire philanthropy and be a catalyst for strengthening communities throughout Monterey County. The CFMC has granted more than $267 million since 1981 to nonprofits working towards healthy, safe, vibrant communities.

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