Recent Grants

Recent Grants

In 2019, we awarded over $2.1 million through the Community Impact Grant program.

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

Children & Youth Development 2019

Cesar Chavez Futbol Academy (CCFA)$10,000Cesar Chavez Futbol Academy
City of King Recreation Department$35,000Road to Success, youth pre-diversion program
Community Partnership for Youth$30,000Operating support
Epicenter of Monterey$25,000Operating support
Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries$30,000Operating support
Gil Basketball Academy$10,000Operating support
Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast$25,000Girl Scout Leadership Experience
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast$25,000After-school youth development programs for South County girls
Hope Services $14,958Homestart Early Intervention Program Monterey County
Hope, Horses & Kids$10,000Equine assisted learning experiences for youth
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower$12,000Starting Strong program in Monterey County
MEarth$14,975build leadership capacity for Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands (GHGH)
Partners For Peace$30,000Operating support
Paws Helping People Inc, DBA UnChained$8,000Canines Teaching Compassion program in Monterey County
Positive Discipline Community Resources$15,000Operating support
Raising A Reader$17,250Early childhood literacy and family engagement program
Read to Me Project$18,500Operating support
Restorative Justice Partners, Inc.$25,817Restorative Justice in the schools
Salvation Army Monterey Peninsula Corps$17,000Child Development Center Preschool Program
Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties$25,000Foster Grandparent Program in Monterey County
Silicon Valley Education Foundation$15,000Elevate [Math] Summer Learning for youth in Salinas and Soledad
The Village Project, Inc.$20,250Mae C. Johnson Education and Cultural Enrichment Academy

Health & Human Services 2019

Access Support Network$50,000Housing stability and homeless prevention for people living with HIV in Monterey County
Alliance on Aging$45,000Operating support for/expansion of programs addressing the needs of older adults
American Heart Association$28,000Hypertension Awareness, Prevention and Management in Monterey County
Big Sur Health Center$35,000Healthcare for all in Big Sur
Big Sur Marathon Foundation$15,000JUST RUN Youth Fitness Program
Carmel Foundation$10,000Meal programs for seniors
Central Coast Center for Independent Living$30,000Housing navigation and supportive services for people with disabilities
Central Coast VNA & Hospice$35,000Telephone and computer systems security upgrade
Coastal Kids Home Care$15,000In-home nursing and therapy for children living with illness and disability
Community Bridges$12,000La Manzana Community Resources free weekday drop-in assistance for Monterey County residents
Community Human Services$50,000Operating support
Family Service Agency of the Central Coast$20,000Suicide Prevention Service/Servicio para la Prevencion del Suicidio
Food Bank for Monterey County$50,000Emergency Supplemental Food Assistance
Gathering for Women-Monterey$35,000Next Steps Case Management Program
Health Projects Center$35,000Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center
Hospice Giving Foundation$12,000National Healthcare Decisions Day educational programming and outreach (especially in Spanish)
Housing Resource Center of Monterey County$25,000Matching funds to support Rapid Rehousing Programs
Independent Transportation Network Monterey County$25,000Dignified transportation for seniors and visually impaired adults
Interim, Inc.$25,000Catalyst Apartments renovation
Kinship Center, A Member of Seneca Family of Agencies$35,000Service Aide for Monterey County resource families
Legal Services for Seniors$12,000Free legal services for seniors
Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula$25,000Home Delivered Meals
Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley$35,000Home-delivered meal program for homebound seniors
Monterey County Rape Crisis Center$30,000Child Abuse Prevention Education Program
Natividad Medical Foundation$30,0005 Steps to Prevent Diabetes® Program
RotaCare Bay Area, Inc.$25,000RotaCare Monterey free medical clinic
Salud Para La Gente$25,000Children’s Dental Disease Prevention and Treatment Program, Monterey County
Sun Street Centers$25,000Safe Teens Empowerment Project Drug/Alcohol Prevention Program
United Way Monterey County$25,0002-1-1 Monterey County Information and Referral Services
Watsonville Law Center$15,000Community Health Partnership
YWCA Monterey County$20,000Domestic Violence Prevention and Outreach Program

Community Development 2019

Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA)$25,000Operating support
California FarmLink$26,000Building wealth and sustainability for Latinx growers in Monterey County
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey$27,000Immigration and Citizenship Program and Services
Center for Community Advocacy$27,000Leadership programs in housing, health and youth education
Community Water Center$26,000Education and advocacy for safe drinking water in Monterey County homes and schools
El Pajaro Community Development Corporation$26,000Monterey County Micro-Enterprise Assistance Program
Future Citizens Foundation $5,000Life Exploration and Preparation program
Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services$11,000Family Financial Resilience During Medical Crisis for Monterey County families
Junior Achievement of Northern California, Inc.$10,000Youth Economic Empowerment Program in Monterey County
Kitchen Table Advisors$10,000Business success for farms and ranches in Monterey County (Kitchen Table Advisors)
Loaves, Fishes & Computers$30,000Operating support
Monterey Bay Economic Partnership$6,000Monterey Bay Career Connect
Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust$10,000Strengthen the viability of sustainable commercial fishing in Monterey County
Radio Bilingue, Inc.$30,000Conozca sus derechos & tome acción/Know your rights & take action program
Rancho Cielo$25,000Operating support
University Corporation at Monterey Bay$38,000Replication and expansion of Monterey County’s Teacher Pathway program

Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation 2019

Alisal Center for the Fine Arts$12,000Operating support
ARIEL Theatrical$20,000Operating support
Arts Council for Monterey County$30,000Arts as Healing Partnerships program
Carl Cherry Center For The Arts$10,000Thinking Out Loud, countywide poetry program
Carmel Mission Foundation$25,000Downie Museum Basilica Forecourt Restoration Project
Friends of Olympia Station DBA Tandy Beal & Company$30,000ArtSmart: Arts Education in MPUSD
Junior League of Monterey County$13,000Preservation of Monterey’s Old Whaling Station Adobe
Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum$25,000Educational programming
Monterey County Pops! $10,000Operating support
Monterey County Symphony Association$25,000Music education and exposure
Monterey Jazz Festival$25,000Monterey Jazz in the Schools program
Monterey Museum of Art$25,000School Visit Program
National Steinbeck Center$13,000Operating support
National Trust for Historic Preservation$30,000Interpretive programming at the Cooper-Molera Adobe
Palenke Arts$13,000Palenke Arts multicultural arts program
Sol Treasures$30,000Operating support
Sunset Cultural Center, Inc$18,100Arts education and community engagement programs
Vh1 Save the Music Foundation$11,000Early music education rebuild for Monterey County students
Youth Arts Collective$15,000After-school arts education and mentorship
Youth Music Monterey$25,000Youth Orchestras, Chamber Ensembles and String Instruction

Environment & Animal Welfare 2019

Big Sur Land Trust$27,853Nature camp programs
Elkhorn Slough Foundation$28,000Elkhorn Hills Stewardship and Outdoor Classroom Expansion
Farm Discovery at Live Earth$10,000Farm Field Trips for Monterey County youth
Horsepower Sanctuaries, dba Redwings Horse Sanctuary$10,000Volunteer & Foster-to-Adopt Program
MEarth$28,000Enhancing STEAM integration and garden infrastructure at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation$20,000Splash Zone head start discovery program
Save Our Shores$15,000Carmel beach cleanups
Ventana Wilderness Alliance$15,000Youth in Wilderness for Monterey County youth
Ventana Wildlife Society$25,000Outdoor education for youth
Watsonville Wetlands Watch$24,000Wetland Stewards After School program