Storm Relief Fund

Storm Relief Fund

The Monterey County Storm Relief Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) helps those affected by 2023 winter storm damage and flooding.

Monterey County Storm Relief Fund

The 2023 winter storms and Pajaro levee breach have caused widespread destruction and hardship for many Monterey County residents and their families due to heavy rains, toppled trees, power outages and flooding.

People are in need of food, housing, and financial assistance. Residents will need support for cleanup and recovery after floodwaters recede. The CFMC created the Monterey County Storm Relief Fund to raise funds to provide relief and recovery for those affected.

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Specify “Pajaro” in comments to direct gifts to Pajaro area.

Donations provide emergency assistance and relief through local nonprofits for needs including food, emergency shelter, financial assistance to those evacuated, support for first responders, as well as recovery efforts. Your gift will support the affected residents and communities of Monterey County, California and is fully tax deductible. 100% of donations will be used for grantmaking.

The CFMC granted $100,000 to initiate the Storm Relief Fund and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, host of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, granted an additional $100,000 to the fund. The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Sunlight Giving Foundation and Vistra provided significant support.


Grants will be distributed to nonprofit agencies and organizations directly assisting individuals to meet needs as they arise. We are working in close partnership with local nonprofits to deploy resources where they are most needed. Nearly $700,000 has been granted through March 31, 2023. Visit for more information. 

Storm Relief Grants

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There are many ways to give:

  • Donate securely online

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Specify “Pajaro” in comments to direct gifts to Pajaro area.

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

All donations to the Monterey County Storm Relief Fund are tax deductible. Tax ID # 94-1615897

More Ways to Give

The CFMC has also activated local disaster relief funds. Those wishing to designate gifts specifically in those regions can give here:
The CFCV is a fund of Community Fund for Carmel Valley and Big Sur Disaster Relief Fund of the Weston Call Fund for Big Sur.

Additional Resources

Congressman Jimmy Panetta’s website provides resources for local residents, including a link to apply for Individual Assistance:

CFMC’s Monterey County Storm Relief Fund will distribute grants to nonprofit organizations that provide direct relief to individuals. The organizations that have been awarded grants are listed under “Recent Grants” on this page: To make a donation to the Monterey County Storm Relief Fund, please visit:

For volunteer opportunities, please contact:

For non-monetary donations, please contact:

For further information, please see the links provided below: