Soberanes Fire Fund

Soberanes Fire Fund

CFMC Soberanes Fire Fund

The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has created the Soberanes Fire Fund to assist affected communities affected by the #SoberanesFire which began July 22, 2016. Donations to the fund will provide both immediate relief and support rebuilding and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the fire.

Grants from the fund will be distributed to nonprofit agencies and organizations directly assisting individuals to meet needs as they arise. We are working in close partnership with the Coast Property Owners Association to deploy resources where they are most needed. We will be working with other communities affected by the fire to identify additional grant recipients.

100% of donations will be used for grantmaking. The funds will be used to make grants to agencies providing emergency assistance, health and human services, short term housing/rental assistance, reimbursement of equipment and supplies, and other immediate relief or long-term recovery support for affected residents.

The fund is a trusted repository for philanthropic assets to be directed specifically for this purpose and the CFMC is a key partner with the Monterey County and State of California Disaster Response Teams.


Those wishing to contribute to the fund can:

  • Donate securely online

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  • Mail a check:
    Community Foundation for Monterey County
    2354 Garden Road, Monterey, CA, 93940
    “Attention: Soberanes Fire Fund”
  • Donate by Phone
    Call 831.375.9712 Monday through Friday 8:30 to 5:00 PM

All donations to the Soberanes Fire Fund are tax deductible. Tax ID # 94-1615897



Grants from the fund will go to nonprofits assisting with relief, rebuilding and recovery efforts. Please see Soberanes Fire Fund grant guidelines and detailed list of grants awarded.

More Information

Soberanes Fire Fund Created (Press Release)

Image from @Cal_Fire