Recent Grants

Recent Grants

In 2020, 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 2020

Alisal Union School District$30,000Alisal Early Learning Center at Buckhorn
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County$25,000College & Career Readiness Program
Bright Futures Monterey County$30,000Increasing College and Career Readiness
Central Coast YMCA$48,000Youth Fit 4 Life (two-year grant)
City of Greenfield: Greenfield Community Science Workshop$25,000Operating support
Community Partnership for Youth$26,000Operating support
Epicenter of Monterey$20,500Operating support
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast$21,430After-school youth development programs
Harmony At Home$31,000Teen Success Program
Hartnell College Foundation$30,000Salinas Valley Promise program
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower$12,000operating support
Partners For Peace$25,000Operating support
Positive Discipline Community Resources$15,000Operating Support
Read to Me Project$25,000Operating support
Restorative Justice Partners, Inc.$20,000Operating support
Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties$50,000Foster Grandparent Program in Monterey County (two-year grant)
Silicon Valley Education Foundation$15,000Elevate [Math] 2020: summer learning in Soledad
Special Kids Connect$10,820Operating support
The Village Project, Inc.$20,250Mae C. Johnson Education and Cultural Enrichment Academy

Health & Human Services 2020

Access Support Network$100,000Maximize housing stability and homeless prevention for people living with HIV in Monterey Co (two-year grant)
Alliance on Aging$30,000Operating support
Big Sur Health Center$25,000Operating support
Big Sur Marathon Foundation$10,000Just Run, youth fitness program
Carmel Foundation$10,000Operating support
CASA of Monterey County$50,000Operating support (two-year grant)
Central Coast Center for Independent Living$25,000Independent living services and support for people with disabilities in Monterey County
Central Coast VNA & Hospice$25,000Operating support for services in Monterey County
Coalition of Homeless Services Providers$30,000Operating support
Coastal Kids Home Care$15,000Pediatric home health care and counseling
Community Bridges$15,000Free drop-in assistance for Monterey County residents
Community Homeless Solutions$30,000Operating support
Community Human Services$50,000Operating support (two-year grant)
Covia Foundation$20,000Home Match Monterey
Family Service Agency of the Central Coast$20,000Suicide Prevention Services in Monterey County/Servicio para la Prevencion del Suicidio
Food Bank for Monterey County$25,000Emergency Supplemental Food Assistance
Gathering for Women-Monterey$20,000Operating support
Health Projects Center$25,000Operating support for services in Monterey County
Hospice Giving Foundation$10,000Operating support
Independent Transportation Network Monterey County$25,000Operating support
Interim, Inc.$25,000Sun Rose Apartments construction
Kinship Center, A Member of Seneca Family of Agencies$30,000Placement Program for Monterey County foster-involved youth
Legal Services for Seniors$10,000Operating support
Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula$20,000Home Delivered Meals
Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley$30,000Operating support
Monterey County Rape Crisis Center$50,000Operating support (two-year grant)
Natividad Medical Foundation$25,000Operating support
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte$30,000Clinical operating funds for Seaside and Salinas health centers
RotaCare Bay Area, Inc.$20,000RotaCare Monterey Free Medical Clinic
Salud Para La Gente$25,000Operating support (to serve Monterey County residents)
Southern Monterey County Memorial Hospital dba Mee Memorial Hospital$15,000Operating support
Sun Street Centers$50,000Operating support for Prevention (two-year grant)
United Way Monterey County$30,850211 Monterey County Resource and Referral System
YWCA Monterey County$25,000Youth Education and Advocacy 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