Grants

Grants

We offer a broad range of grant opportunities available to nonprofit organizations serving the residents of Monterey County.

These grant programs support a breadth of interest areas including health, human services, education, community development, culture, heritage, economic development, environment, organizational development and others. Please note that some grant programs are by invitation only. For more information on each program, click the program’s name below.

Grant Opportunities

Program Description Range Application Deadline
By 5:00 PM or earlier
Award Date
Community Impact Children & Youth, Health & Human Services, Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation, Community Development, Environment & Animal Welfare $15,001-$50,000 Two cycles:
February 1, 2019 and August 2, 2019
Two cycles: June and December
Community Impact Small Grants Children & Youth, Health & Human Services, Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation, Community Development, Environment & Animal Welfare $5,000- $15,000 Two cycles:
March 1, 2019 and September 6, 2019
Two cycles: June and December
Organizational Development  One-time internal activities and infrastructure that strengthen an organization’s ability to function effectively and efficiently. $1,000-$5,000 Year-Round Year-Round
Opportunity Emerging organizations and ventures, urgent needs and other one-time, time-sensitive efforts. $1,000-$5,000 Year-Round Year-Round
Neighborhood Grants Program Small grants and support to neighborhood groups that are helping residents to make a better life for their families and neighbors. $500-$4,000 February 15, 2019 June
Robert and Virginia Stanton Endowment Priority given to one-time special or capital projects by selected arts and human services agencies. $5,000-$50,000 July 12, 2019 Early November

Special Purpose Grants

Program Description Range Application Deadline
By 5:00 PM or earlier
Award Date
Fund for Homeless Women Programs and services for homeless women on the Monterey Peninsula, especially emergency or transitional housing. $2,000-$50,000 October 4, 2019 December
Northern Monterey County Foundation Important community resources and services in Northern Monterey County communities (Aromas, Bolsa Knolls, Boronda, Castroville, Elkhorn, Las Lomas, Moss Landing, Oak Hills, Pajaro, Prunedale, Royal Oaks or Santa Rita.) $500-$3,000 June 2019 Late July
Siembra Latinos Fund Projects or programs serving Monterey County residents, predominantly Latino residents. $2,500-$5,000 June 14, 2019 August
Southern Monterey County Foundation Important community resources and services in Southern Monterey County communities (King City and south). $500-$2,000 September 28, 2018 Late November
Tri-Counties Blood Bank Fund Reimbursement to organizations that supply blood products to people who can’t afford them, and related activities. $3,000-$10,000 October 4, 2019 December
Women’s Fund Initiative funding to advance economic security for women and invest in the future of girls. Varies Invited grant applications only Committed through 2017