Recent Grants

Recent Grants

In 2020, we awarded over $2.4 million through the Community Impact Grant program.

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

Children & Youth Development 2021

Harmony At Home $40,000 Teen Success Inc
Hartnell College Foundation $30,000 Salinas Valley Promise
Hope Services  $10,000 Homestart Early Intervention Services for families in Monterey County
Hope, Horses & Kids $15,000 Equine Assisted Wellness & Learning Program
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower $12,000 Operating support for efforts in Monterey County
Monterey County Youth Museum $10,000 Reimagining MY Museum for 2021-22
Parents Helping Parents Inc. $10,000 Parent engagement trainings in Spanish in Monterey County
Partners For Peace $25,000 Operating support
Positive Discipline Community Resources $15,000 Operating support: Strengthening Families in Monterey County
Raising A Reader $20,000 Operating support to serve families in Monterey County
Read to Me Project $30,000 Operating support
Restorative Justice Partners, Inc. $25,000 Restorative Justice in the Schools (RJ Schools)
Salinas Community Science Workshop $18,000 Operating support
Special Kids Connect $15,000 REACH Academy ~ Academic enrichment programs for children with special educational needs
The Wahine Project $12,000 Introduction to Ocean for BIPOC

Health & Human Services 2021

Alliance on Aging $40,000 Operating support to assist with program adaptation and growth
Big Sur Health Center $25,000 Operating support
Carmel Foundation $10,000 Meals for seniors (two-year grant)
Central Coast VNA & Hospice $25,000 Operating support for services in Monterey County
Coastal Kids Home Care $40,000 Health and mental health care for children with illness and disability
Community Bridges $15,000 Free drop-in assistance for Monterey County residents
Community Health Trust of the Pajaro Valley $7,500 Veggie Rx Program for North Monterey County
Community Homeless Solutions $32,000 Operating support for housing and shelter services
Covia Foundation $20,000 Home Match Monterey County
Dentistry 4 Vets $15,000 Dentistry supplies
Everyone’s Harvest $15,000 Fresh Rx and Market Match in Alisal
Family Service Agency of the Central Coast $30,000 Suicide Prevention Services in Monterey County
Health Projects Center $35,000 Operating support for services in Monterey County
Hospice Giving Foundation $15,000 End-of-Life Education, Preparedness, and Access
Housing Resource Center of Monterey County $35,000 Operating support
Independent Transportation Network Monterey County $25,000 Operating support for dignified rides for seniors and visually impaired adults
Legal Services for Seniors $25,000 Operating support
Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula $25,000 Home Delivered Meals
Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley $30,000 Operating support
Natividad Medical Foundation $35,000 Operating support
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte $35,000 Operating support for the Salinas and Seaside health centers
Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation $25,000 Patient Assistance Fund
Salud Para La Gente $30,000 Operating support to serve Monterey County residents (two-year grant)
UFW Foundation $50,000 Operating support for the Farm Worker COVID Recovery Project in Monterey County
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. DBA Eat REAL $14,963 Eat REAL Certification Program in North Monterey County Schools
United Way Monterey County $35,000 Operating support for 211 Monterey County Information and Referral Services
Valley Health Associates $15,000 Mobile Health Clinic for Opioid/Stimulant Use Disorder Treatment and Overdose Prevention
YWCA Monterey County $35,000 Housing services for survivors of domestic violence

Community Development 2021

ACTION Council of Monterey County $30,000 Operating support for community capacity building
Community Water Center $40,000 Short and long-term drinking water solutions for Monterey County residents
Health Career Connection $25,000 Health career internships and professional development for Monterey County college students
Mobile Pathways $15,000 Democratizing Immigration Law Via Texting for Monterey County residents
Monterey Bay Economic Partnership $5,000 Student Ambassador Internship program
Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust $14,843 Economic viability of current and next-generation commercial fishermen
Opportunity Fund Community Development $40,000 Financial capital and resources for Monterey County entrepreneurs
Santa Cruz Community Ventures $15,000 Alas, financial capability resilience for Monterey County families

Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation 2021

Art in Action $15,000 Visual arts education for Salinas City Elementary School District youth programs
Carl Cherry Center For the Arts $10,000 High School Art and Poetry Program
First Night Monterey $8,000 Greenfield Cultural Arts Summer Arts Camp
Heritage Foundation $40,000 Pattee “Jimmy Lyons” Arena Stage Renovation Study
Hijos Del Sol Arts Productions $10,000 Hijos del Sol Arts Productions at the Migrant Education Program
Monterey Jazz Festival $25,000 Operating support
Monterey Museum of Art $25,000 Operating support
Palenke Arts $15,000 Operating support
Sunset Cultural Center, Inc $20,000 Integrated Arts Education Programs
Western Flyer Foundation $12,000 Science Illustration Mentorship Program for Monterey County youth
Youth Arts Collective $25,000 Operating support for year-round arts education and mentorship

Environment & Animal Welfare 2021

Carmel River Watershed Conservancy $7,500 Carmel River Watershed Health Report Card Development and Outreach
Ecology Action of Santa Cruz $10,000 Electric Vehicle Education for Monterey County through STEM curriculum outreach and training
MEarth $30,000 Environmental stewardship and programming for youth
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation $25,000 Ocean conservation education for Monterey County school children
Museum Foundation of Pacific Grove, Inc. DBA Pacific Grove Museum of Natural $21,000 Curriculum Design for Bugs! and Changes exhibits
Save Our Shores $15,000 Carmel beach cleanups
Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals of Monterey County (SPCA) $7,236 Pet Food Bank
Spay Neuter Imperative Project California DBA SNIP $25,000 Low-cost, mobile spay/neuter and vaccine clinics in Monterey County
Ventana Wildlife Society $25,000 Outdoor educational programs