Recent Grants

Recent Grants

In 2024, we awarded $1,545,000 through the Community Impact grant program.

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

Children & Youth Development

Boys & Girls Club of Monterey County  $50,000 Operating support (two-year grant)
Central Coast YMCA  $25,000 Youth Fit for Life
Salinas Community Science Workshop  $25,000 Operating support
Community Partnership for Youth  $40,000 After-school Mentor/Tutor Program (two-year grant)
Epicenter of Monterey  $25,000 Operating support
Girls Inc. of the Central Coast  $50,000 South County after-school enrichment programs (two-year grant)
Partners for Peace  $20,000 Operating support
Positive Discipline Community Resources  $15,000 Strengthening Families through Positive Discipline: Connect, Grow, Nurture
Read to Me Project  $25,000 Operating support
Restorative Justice Partners  $25,000 Restorative Justice in the Schools

Health & Human Services

Alliance on Aging Inc.  $60,000 Operating support (two-year grant)
Blind & Visually Impaired Center  $15,000 Continuation of Salinas and South County Expansion
Brighter Bites $25,000 Brighter Bites Monterey County Produce Distribution and Nutrition Education Programs
Coalition of Homeless Services Providers  $25,000 Lead Me Home Plan to Reduce Homelessness- Phase 3
Community Human Services $60,000 Casa de Noche Buena-Emergency Shelter (two-year grant)
Community Water Center  $25,000 Safe Drinking Water Access Now and Organizing for Long-Term Solutions in Monterey County
Eat Real  $25,000 Eat Real Certification in two Monterey County Public School Districts
Gathering for Women – Monterey  $50,000 Operating support (two-year grant)
Harmony At Home  $25,000 Comprehensive Social & Emotional Supports Packages
Health Projects Center  $25,000 Operating support for services in Monterey County
Independent Transportation Network Monterey County  $60,000 Transportation for Seniors, Veterans, and Visually Impaired Adults (two-year grant)
Interim, Inc  $25,000 Marina Kai Apartments – A Permanent Supportive Housing Project
Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula  $20,000 Food Support for Home Delivered Meals and Group Dining Programs
Meals on Wheels Salinas Valley  $20,000 Delivering Meals and Nourishing Homebound Seniors
Monterey County Rape Crisis Center  $30,000 Child Abuse Prevention Education Program
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte  $25,000 Critical health care through Seaside and Salinas clinics
Rising International $25,000 Rising Safe & Sound: Human trafficking prevention program for middle and high school students in Monterey County
Sun Street Centers   $50,000 Safe Teens Empowerment Project (two-year grant)
United Way Monterey County  $15,000 211 Monterey County Information and Referral

Community Development

Big Sur Land Trust  $25,000 Ensen Community Park Project Construction: Phase One
El Pajaro Community Development Corporation  $35,000 Operating support for work in Monterey County
Radio Bilingue, Inc. / KHDC-FM  $30,000 Know Your Rights & Take Action: Focus on the Triqui Community
Ventures  30,000 Familias con Mas Monterey County

Arts, Culture, & Historic Preservation

Arts Council for Monterey County  $60,000 Operating support (two-year grant)
Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indigena Oaxaqueño  $50,000 Mixteco Summer School Cultural Curriculum (two-year grant)
Monterey County Pops  $25,000 Salinas Valley Music Education Initiative
Monterey County Symphony Association  $40,000 Operating support (two-year grant)
Sol Treasures   $30,000 Operating support
Youth Orchestra Salinas (YOSAL) $20,000 Operating support
City of Monterey Museums and Cultural Arts $50,000 Colton Hall and Old Jail Historic Interpretation
Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum  $15,000 Educational Programming
Monterey County Historical Society, Inc.  $30,000 Monterey’s Pat Hathaway Collection: Preservation, Management, & Dissemination
Monterey History and Art Association  $50,000 Doud House Refurbishment


Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation  $20,000 Splash Zone Head Start Discovery Program: environmental education
Point Lobos Foundation   $60,000 Operating support – Climate Change Mitigation & Education (two-year grant)
Ventana Wilderness Alliance  $20,000 Youth in Wilderness program in Monterey County
Ventana Wildlife Society  $50,000 Operating support (two-year grant)