Community Impact

Community Impact

The Community Foundation for Monterey County’s strategic plan embraces a countywide vision of Healthy, Safe and Vibrant Communities. Community Impact Grants address critical issues and opportunities in five program areas that advance this vision. 

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CI Guidelines Cover for WebUnder each program area, we have defined specific funding priorities that build upon our past grantmaking and initiatives, and are based on an analysis of local needs, assets and opportunities for achieving strategic results. Approximately $1.6 million will be awarded annually.

Below are related materials to a Grant Information Session, reviewing CFMC’s Community Impact, Organizational Development and Opportunity grant programs. Each have their own grant guidelines and funding interests, and accept grant applications from nonprofit organizations serving Monterey County residents. Watch the overview video or access the presentation slides below.


Deadline: March 15, 2024 By 5 p.m. or earlier

  Grant Amount Decision
Community Impact ($20,001-$50,000) End of June
Small Grants ($10,000-$20,000) End of May

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