Recent Grants

Recent Grants

In 2017, we awarded over $1.9 million through the Community Impact Grant program and $486,000 over three years through the Next Steps for Small Nonprofits program.

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

Children & Youth Development 2019

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

Health & Human Services 2019

Access Support Network $50,000 Housing stability and homeless prevention for people living with HIV in Monterey County
Alliance on Aging $45,000 Operating support for/expansion of programs addressing the needs of older adults
American Heart Association $28,000 Hypertension Awareness, Prevention and Management in Monterey County
Big Sur Health Center $35,000 Healthcare for all in Big Sur
Big Sur Marathon Foundation $15,000 JUST RUN Youth Fitness Program
Carmel Foundation $10,000 Meal programs for seniors
Central Coast Center for Independent Living $30,000 Housing navigation and supportive services for people with disabilities
Central Coast VNA & Hospice $35,000 Telephone and computer systems security upgrade
Coastal Kids Home Care $15,000 In-home nursing and therapy for children living with illness and disability
Community Bridges $12,000 La Manzana Community Resources free weekday drop-in assistance for Monterey County residents
Community Human Services $50,000 Operating support
Family Service Agency of the Central Coast $20,000 Suicide Prevention Service/Servicio para la Prevencion del Suicidio
Food Bank for Monterey County $50,000 Emergency Supplemental Food Assistance
Gathering for Women-Monterey $35,000 Next Steps Case Management Program
Health Projects Center $35,000 Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center
Hospice Giving Foundation $12,000 National Healthcare Decisions Day educational programming and outreach (especially in Spanish)
Housing Resource Center of Monterey County $25,000 Matching funds to support Rapid Rehousing Programs
Independent Transportation Network Monterey County $25,000 Dignified transportation for seniors and visually impaired adults
Interim, Inc. $25,000 Catalyst Apartments renovation
Kinship Center, A Member of Seneca Family of Agencies $35,000 Service Aide for Monterey County resource families
Legal Services for Seniors $12,000 Free legal services for seniors
Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula $25,000 Home Delivered Meals
Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley $35,000 Home-delivered meal program for homebound seniors
Monterey County Rape Crisis Center $30,000 Child Abuse Prevention Education Program
Natividad Medical Foundation $30,000 5 Steps to Prevent Diabetes® Program
RotaCare Bay Area, Inc. $25,000 RotaCare Monterey free medical clinic
Salud Para La Gente $25,000 Children’s Dental Disease Prevention and Treatment Program, Monterey County
Sun Street Centers $25,000 Safe Teens Empowerment Project Drug/Alcohol Prevention Program
United Way Monterey County $25,000 2-1-1 Monterey County Information and Referral Services
Watsonville Law Center $15,000 Community Health Partnership
YWCA Monterey County $20,000 Domestic Violence Prevention and Outreach Program

Community Development 2018

ACTION Council of Monterey County $20,000 Operating support around community building and organizational capacity training
Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) $25,000 Farmer Education and Enterprise Development
Center for Community Advocacy $25,000 Adult and youth resident leadership and community engagement
El Pajaro Community Development Corporation $30,000 Micro-enterprise assistance program in Monterey County
Everyone’s Harvest $12,000 Fresh Rx: An Innovative Salinas partnership between Alisal Farmers’ Market and Alisal Health Center
Goodwill Central Coast $25,000 Prosperity Platform, to help families in Monterey County increase income and financial literacy
Junior Achievement of Northern California, Inc. $12,000 Step Up for Success financial literacy and work readiness programs in Monterey County
Loaves, Fishes & Computers $25,000 Operating support
NALEO Educational Fund $20,000 Ensuring an accurate count of the Latino community in the 2020 Census
Opportunity Fund Community Development $25,000 Economic opportunity through access to responsible capital for entrepreneurs
Radio Bilingue, Inc. $38,000 Conozca Sus Derechos & Tome Acción/Know Your Rights & Take Action: Focus on the Triqui Community
Rancho Cielo $25,000 Operating support for youth employment training
Salinas Public Library  $25,000 El Gabilan Library’s new outdoor learning space
Salinas Valley Community Church $10,000 Adult Literacy Center

Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation 2018

ARIEL Theatrical $12,000 2019 Spring musical theatre programs
Art in Action $12,000 Visual arts curriculum for after-school programs in Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Arts Council for Monterey County $26,839 Arts as Healing Intervention Program
Big Sur Land Trust $15,000 A Phase II Study and repairs to the First Federal Courthouse adobe
Carmel Bach Festival $20,000 Music education and appreciation programs
El Sistema USA/Salinas, Inc.  $20,000 After-school and summer music instruction program
First Mayor’s House of Salinas City $7,000 Preserving the Harvey House and artifacts
Junior League of Monterey County $17,000 Preservation of Monterey’s Old Whaling Station Adobe
Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum $25,000 Educational programming on the region’s history as a rural farming community
Monterey State Historic Park Association $50,000 Restoration of the First Theatre
Monterey Jazz Festival $25,000 Monterey Jazz in the Schools
Monterey Museum of Art $20,000 School Visit Program expansion
Monterey Symphony $20,000 Music for the Schools expansion
National Steinbeck Center $12,000 Operating support
National Trust for Historic Preservation $25,000 Interpretive programs at the Cooper-Molera Adobe
Old Monterey Foundation $17,500 Interpretive plan and landscape improvements to the Lower Presidio Historic Park
Palenke Arts $12,000 Multicultural arts center in Seaside
Sol Treasures $30,000 Operating support
Sunset Cultural Center, Inc $20,000 Arts education and outreach programs
Urban Arts Collaborative (UAC) $12,000 Community art, workshops, exhibits and events
Youth Arts Collective $20,000 After-school arts education and mentorship program
Youth Music Monterey $20,000 Youth orchestras, chamber ensembles and string instruction

Environment & Animal Welfare 2018

Elkhorn Slough Foundation $30,000 Conservation, restoration, and stewardship activities
Life Lab Science Program $5,928 Cultivating environmental stewards at Hall District Elementary School in Monterey County
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation $20,000 Splash Zone Head Start Discovery Program: environmental education for children
Monterey County Health Department $24,000 Feral Community Cats Shelter, Neuter, Return program at Monterey County Animal Services
Museum Foundation of Pacific Grove, Inc. $25,000 Watershed Guardians, hands-on watershed citizen science for middle and high school students
O’Neill Sea Odyssey $25,000 Monterey County Ocean Stewards education program
Ventana Wilderness Alliance $12,000 Youth in Wilderness in Monterey County
Ventana Wildlife Society $25,000 Outdoor education for youth
Watsonville Wetlands Watch $25,000 Wetland Stewards after-school program