Recent Grants

Recent Grants

In 2022, we awarded over $2.1 million through the Community Impact grant program.

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

Children & Youth Development

Central Coast YMCA  $50,000 Youth Fit 4 Life (two-year grant)
City of Greenfield  $25,000 After-School and Weekend Hands-On Science Enrichment Programs
Community Partnership for Youth  $50,000 Operating support (two-year grant)
Digital NEST  $25,000 Youth Workforce Development in Monterey County
Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries  $25,000 Literacy Support for Monterey County Youth
Gil Basketball Academy  $8,000 Program support for activities in Monterey County
Girls Inc. of the Central Coast  $25,000 After-school enrichment programming for South Monterey County girls
Hartnell College Foundation  $30,000 Salinas Valley Promise program
HOPE Services  $10,000 Homestart Early Intervention Program, Monterey County
Hope, Horses and Kids  $15,000 Equine Assisted Wellness & Learning Program
KIDPOWER  $15,000 Foundation for Social-Emotional Adjustment /Academic Success for Children in Monterey County
Olinga Learning  $25,000 Youth Development / STEM Program
Positive Discipline Community Resources  $15,000 Strengthening Families in Monterey County
Read to Me Project  $25,000 Operating support
Restorative Justice Partners, Inc.  $25,000 Restorative Justice in the Schools
Salinas Community Science Workshop  $25,000 Operating support
Silicon Valley Education Foundation  $25,000 Elevate [Math]: 3rd-10th grade summer math program for Monterey County youth
Special Kids Connect  $15,000 Juega y Aprende / Play & Learn Mommy, Daddy, and Me Bilingual Playgroups
The Epicenter  $25,000 Youth Led Community Center
Village Project, Inc.  $25,000 Mae C. Johnson Education and Cultural Enrichment Program

Health & Human Services

AIM for Mental Health  $10,000 Youth Mental Health First Aid training
Alliance On Aging Inc  $30,000 Operating support
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association  $10,000 Outreach, education, support groups and resources
Big Sur Health Center  $25,000 Operating support
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County  $17,000 Operating support for the new Salinas office
CASA of Monterey County  $25,000 Operating support
Central Coast VNA and Hospice  $25,000 Vaccinations for homebound residents of Monterey County
Coalition of Homeless Services Providers  $25,000 Lead Me Home Plan to Reduce Homelessness Implementation
Coastal Kids Home Care  $25,000 In-home pediatric medical and mental health care
Community Bridges /Puentes de la Comunidad  $15,000 La Manzana’s Free Drop-in Assistance for Monterey County residents
Community Homeless Solutions  $25,000 Emergency Shelter and Services for Domestic Violence Victims
Community Human Services  $50,000 Operating support (two-year grant)
Dentistry 4 Vets  $10,000 Increasing access to dental care for veterans
Everyone’s Harvest  $10,000 Collaborative early intervention programs, Fresh Rx and Market Match
Food Bank for Monterey County  $25,000 Emergency Supplemental Food Assistance
Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra  $25,000 Dorothy’s Kitchen program
Gathering for Women-Monterey  $25,000 Day Center Operations
Gathering for Women-Monterey  $25,000 Casa De Noche Buena: Collaborative Operations
Harmony at Home  $25,000 Counseling, Coaching and Olweus Bullying Prevention programs
Hospice Giving Foundation  $25,000 Heal Together Grief and Bereavement Initiative
Housing Resource Center  $25,000 Operating support
Kinship Center, A Member of Seneca Family of Agencies  $25,000 Placement Program: Stable Families for Monterey County Youth
Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula  $25,000 Home Delivered Meals
Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley  $25,000 Operating support
Monterey County Rape Crisis Center  $25,000 Child Abuse Prevention Program
Natividad Medical Foundation  $25,000 5 Steps to Prevent Diabetes Program
Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust  $5,000 Veggie Rx Program for North Monterey County
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte  $25,000 Providing critical health care to Monterey County patients
Rising World, Inc. dba Rising International  $25,000 Safe and Sound workshops for South Monterey County students
Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation  $ 20,000 Mobile Health Clinic – Continuum of Care Support
Sun Street Centers  $50,000 Operating support for Prevention (two-year grant)
The Parenting Connection of Monterey County  $15,000 PEI Maternal Mental Health Peer to Peer Support and Navigation Services
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. DBA Eat REAL  $25,000 Improving Student Health Outcomes in North and South Monterey County School Districts
United Way Monterey County  $25,000 211 Monterey County Information and Referral Services

Community Development

Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association  $30,000 Operating support
Big Sur Marathon Foundation  $25,000 Palo Corona cross-country course management
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey  $30,000 Operating support
Ecology Action of Santa Cruz  $15,000 Safe and Green Walking and Biking in East Alisal
El Pajaro Community Development Corporation  $65,000 Operating support (two-year grant)
Loaves, Fishes & Computers, Inc.  $25,000 Operating support
Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust  $25,000 Strengthening the leadership, stewardship and economic viability of Monterey Bay’s fishing community
Radio Bilingue, Inc.  $30,000 Know your Rights & Take Action: Triqui radio talk-shows
Rancho Cielo  $30,000 Operating support
Santa Cruz Community Ventures  $30,000 Familias Con Mas program in Monterey County

Arts, Culture, & Historic Preservation

Arts Council for Monterey County  $40,000 Capacity Building for Arts Education
Asian Cultural Experience  $10,000 Operating support
Big Sur Historical Society  $7,987 Archive Digitization
City of Monterey  $30,000 Walking the Path of History in the 21st Century
El Sistema USA / Salinas  $25,000 After-school orchestra program
First Night Monterey  $10,000 Greenfield Cultural Arts Center Programs
Hijos Del Sol Arts Productions  $10,000 Migrant Education Program
Junior League of Monterey County  $5,700 Monterey’s Old Whaling Station Adobe
Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum  $10,000 Educational Programming
Monterey County Pops!  $15,000 Salinas Valley Initiative Music Education Program
Monterey County Symphony Association  $50,000 Operating support (two-year grant)
Monterey Jazz Festival  $15,000 Education Programs
Palenke Arts  $15,000 Operating support
Sol Treasures  $25,000 Operating support
VH1 Save the Music Foundation  $10,000 Music Saves: Pajaro Valley Unified School District
Youth Arts Collective (YAC)  $15,000 Operating support

Environment & Animal Welfare

Big Sur Land Trust  $50,000 Youth Outdoor Programs: immersive camps and at-home nature experiences (two-year grant)
Elkhorn Slough Foundation  $25,000 Restoring Habitat for Endangered Amphibians
Golden Oldies Cat Rescue  $7,500 Second Chances at New Beginnings
MEarth  $25,000 Environmental Stewardship Programming
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation  $13,000 Climate Action Project Summit
Point Lobos Foundation  $35,000 Operating support
Regeneration – Pajaro Valley Climate Action  $10,000 Advancing climate justice efforts in Monterey County
Resource Conservation District of Monterey County  $14,825 Community education and pollinator habitat enhancement in Seaside public parks
Santa Lucia Conservancy  $7,500 Carmel River Ecology Education Program
Spay Neuter Imperative Project California dba SNIP  $25,000 Low-cost mobile spay/neuter clinics for low-income communities in Monterey County
Ventana Wildlife Society  $50,000 Environmental & Outdoor Education (two-year grant)
Watsonville Wetlands Watch  $20,000 Wetland Stewardship Programs in Northern Monterey County Schools