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 p.m. or earlier
Award Date
Monterey County Fire Relief Fund Grants  For organizations providing relief for individuals and families impacted by Monterey County wildfires $3,000-$30,000 Ongoing. See guidelines. See guidelines
COVID-19 Relief Grants For nonprofits providing services for those impacted by the Coronavirus in Monterey County $5,000-$30,000 Not accepting applications at this time. N/A
Community Impact Children & Youth Development, Health & Human Services, Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation, Community Development, Environment & Animal Welfare $10,000-$50,000 March 3, 2023 June
Organizational Development  One-time internal activities and infrastructure that strengthen an organization’s ability to function effectively and efficiently. $1,000-$10,000 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. $1,000-$4,000 Year-round Year-round
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 8, 2022 Early November

Special Purpose Grants

Program Description Range Application Deadline
By 5:00 p.m. or earlier
Award Date
Jean P. Fitton Fund Programs and activities that support the professional development and enrichment of K-12 public school teachers $5,000-$25,000 October 7, 2022 December
Fund for Homeless Women Programs and services for homeless women on the Monterey Peninsula, especially emergency or transitional housing. $2,000-$50,000 October 7, 2022 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.) $1,000-$4,000 May 27, 2022 Late July
Siembra Latinos Fund Projects or Programs serving Monterey County residents, predominantly Latino residents. $2,500-$5,000          June 17, 2022 August
Southern Monterey County Foundation Important community resources and services in Southern Monterey County communities (King City and south). $500-$2,000 September 23, 2022 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 7, 2022 December
Women’s Fund Initiative funding to advance economic security for women and invest in the future of girls. Varies Invited grant applications only As Needed
Weston Call Fund for Big Sur
Important community resources and services in Big Sur, defined in this case as Mal Paso Creek south to the County line. $1,000-$10,000 July 29, 2022 September
Community Fund for Carmel Valley Important community resources and services in Carmel Valley and Cachagua communities (Highway One to Cahoon Grade) $1,000-$3,000 November 4, 2022 December