Recent Grants

Recent Grants

In 2023, we awarded over $1.6 million through the Community Impact grant program.

More information on the grants awarded can be found below by program area.

Children & Youth Development

City of Greenfield – Greenfield Community Science Workshop  $40,000 Community Science Workshop (two-year grant)
Foundation Monterey County Free Libraries  $20,000 Operating support for Student Service Programs
Girls Inc. of the Central Coast  $20,000 After-school enrichment for South County girls
Hartnell College Foundation  $20,000 Salinas Valley Promise program
Hope, Horses & Kids  $15,000 Operating support
Mindful Life Project  $10,000 Mental Wellness Programming for Four Schools in Monterey County
Partners for Peace  $25,000 Operating support
Positive Discipline Community Resources  $15,000 Strengthening Families through Positive Discipline in Monterey County
Read to Me Project  $20,000 Operating support
Restorative Justice Partners  $20,000 Restorative Justice in the Schools
Salinas Public Library  $15,734 Parent-Child Playgroups
Silicon Valley Education Foundation  $20,000 Elevate [Math]: Summer math program, Monterey County
Special Kids Connect  $30,000 Play · Connect · Grow Child Development Classes (two-year grant)
Village Project  $40,000 Mae C. Johnson Education and Cultural Enrichment Academy (two-year grant)

Health & Human Services

AIM for Mental Health  $15,000 Protecting Youth Mental Health in Monterey County
Alliance on Aging  $30,000 Operating support
Big Sur Health Center  $50,000 Operating support (two-year grant)
Blind & Visually Impaired Center  $15,000 Expansion of programs
California Rural Legal Assistance  $12,000 Medical-Legal Partnership serving Monterey County residents
Carmel Foundation  $20,000 Meals for Seniors (two-year grant)
CASA of Monterey County  $25,000 Volunteer recruitment and training
Coalition of Homeless Service Providers  $25,000 Lead Me Home Plan – Phase 2
Community Water Center  $19,256 Safe Drinking Water Solutions for Monterey Co residents
Dentistry 4 Vets  $10,000 Operating support
Everyone’s Harvest  $15,000 Diabetes prevention programming with Fresh Rx and Market Match
Food Bank for Monterey County  $25,000 Emergency Supplemental Food Assistance
Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra  $25,000 House of Peace Supportive Housing
Gathering for Women – Monterey  $25,000 Operating support
Harmony at Home  $25,000 Comprehensive Social & Emotional Supports Packages
Health Projects Center  $25,000 Operating support for services in Monterey County
Housing Resource Center of Monterey County  $20,000 Operating support
Independent Transportation Network  $25,000 Dignified Rides for Seniors
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower  $20,000 Resilience Skill-Building
Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula  $15,000 Home Delivered Meals
Meals on Wheels Salinas Valley  $20,000 Operating support
Monterey County Rape Crisis Center  $25,000 Child Abuse Prevention Education Program
Natividad Medical Foundation  $64,000 5 Steps to Prevent Diabetes® Program and Short-term Lodging for patients living with HIV/AIDS (two-year grant)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte  $25,000 Operating support in Monterey County
Step Up On Second Street Inc.  $15,000 Step Up Salinas
The Equine Healing Collaborative  $10,000 Gap Funding for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Sessions
United Way Monterey County  $25,000 211 Resource and Referral Monterey County

Community Development

Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association  $25,000 Operating support
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey  $30,000 Volunteer and Internship Program
Loaves Fishes Computers  $25,000 Operating support
Radio Bilingue, Inc. / KHDC-FM  $25,000 Know Your Rights & Take Action: Monterey County Triqui community
Rancho Cielo Inc.  $26,880 Operating support
Safe Ag Safe Schools  $15,000 Community education about local pesticide use
Salinas Regional Sports Authority  $15,000 Salinas Soccer Complex – stadium seating equipment
Santa Cruz Community Ventures  $25,000 Familias con Mas financial capability program

Arts, Culture, & Historic Preservation

Arts Council for Monterey County  $20,000 Support for Professional Artists Program in Soledad
Asian Cultural Experience  $15,000 Operating support
California Department of Parks & Recreation – Monterey District  $11,000 Historical Records Preservation
El Sistema USA/Salinas, Inc. dba Youth Orchestra Salinas (YOSAL)  $20,000 Operating support
Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum  $14,357 Educational programming
Monterey County Historical Society, Inc.  $30,000 Monterey’s Pat Hathaway Collection: Preservation, Management, & Dissemination
Monterey County Pops  $20,000 Professional music education for middle and high school students in Salinas Valley
Monterey History and Art Association  $50,000 Doud House Renovation
Palenke Arts  $40,000 Operating support (two-year grant)
Sol Treasures   $25,000 Operating support

Environment & Animal Welfare

Elkhorn Slough Foundation  $60,000 Operating support (two-year grant)
MEarth   $20,000 Environmental Stewardship Programs
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation  $25,000 Splash Zone Head Start Discovery Program
Point Lobos Foundation   $30,000 Operating support
Regeneración – Pájaro Valley Climate Action  $14,000 Advancing Climate Justice in Monterey County
Save Our Shores  $16,535 Clean shores and healthy marine ecosystems in Monterey County
Spay Neuter Imperative Project California (SNIP)  $50,000 Low-cost mobile spay and neuter clinics (two-year grant)