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 2018

Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County $25,000 Teen Centers Capital Project
Central Coast YMCA $20,000 Youth Fit For Life
City of Greenfield: Greenfield Community Science Workshop $25,000 After-school, hands-on science enrichment programs
Community Partnership for Youth $30,000 After-school mentor-tutor prevention program
Epicenter of Monterey $20,000 Youth-led community center serving foster youth
Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries $25,000 General operating support
Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast $25,000 Girl Scout Leadership Experience
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast $25,000 Leadership and youth development programs
Hartnell College Foundation $30,000 K-12 STEM Program expansion
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower $10,000 Starting Strong’ student safety program for migrant children
Life Is For Everyone, Inc. [LIFE] $12,000 After-school program
Monterey Peninsula College Foundation $23,900 Outdoor Learning Classroom at Early Childhood Education Lab School
OLINGA LEARNING $12,000 Wings of Knowledge STEM Program
Partners For Peace $20,000 Parent Project facilitator training
Positive Discipline Community Resources $10,000 Parenting for Strong Communities
Raising A Reader $20,000 Early childhood and family literacy program
Read to Me Project $25,000 Prevention-based pre-literacy programs
Restorative Justice Partners, Inc. $20,000 Restorative Justice in the Schools
Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties $12,000 Foster Grandparent Program in Monterey County
Silicon Valley Education Foundation $12,000 Elevate [Math] program in Salinas and Soledad
The Village Project, Inc. $25,000 Mae C. Johnson Education and Cultural Enrichment Program
The Wahine Project $10,000 El Proyecto de Wahine Sur

Health & Human Services 2018

Access Support Network $48,000 Housing stability and homeless prevention for people living with HIV in Monterey County
Alliance on Aging $35,000 Help seniors navigate the programs and access benefits that positively impact their lives
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association $20,000 Alzheimer’s education and support for families and healthcare providers
Aspiranet $20,000 Cherish Receiving Center and Cherish Too Visitation Center in Monterey County
Big Sur Health Center $25,000 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
CASA of Monterey County $25,000 Court-appointed advocacy for most vulnerable foster youth
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey $20,000 CalFresh outreach, enrollment and case management
Central Coast Center for Independent Living $25,000 Increase independence for people with disabilities
Coalition of Homeless Services Providers $15,000 General operating support towards coordination of the local homeless service system
Coastal Kids Home Care $10,000 In-home nursing and therapy for children with illness and disability
Food Bank for Monterey County $30,000 Emergency Supplemental Food Assistance
Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra $30,000 Bridge over Barriers: immediate, proactive intervention for homeless adults waiting for assistance
Health Projects Center $25,000 Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center
Independent Transportation Network Monterey County $15,000 Dignified Transportation for Seniors and Visually Impaired Adults
Interim, Inc. $20,000 Shelter Cove unit rehabilitation
Kinship Center, A Member of Seneca Family of Agencies $12,000 Recruitment of foster and adoptive parents
Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula $20,000 Home delivered meal program
Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley $25,000 Home-delivered meal program
Monterey County Rape Crisis Center $25,000 Child Abuse Prevention Education Program
Natividad Medical Foundation $25,000 5 Steps to Prevent Diabetes
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte $26,000 Clinical operating funds for Seaside and Salinas health centers
RotaCare Bay Area, Inc. $20,000 RotaCare Monterey, free medical clinic services
Salud Para La Gente $25,000 Children’s Dental Disease Prevention and Treatment Program in Monterey County
Sun Street Centers $30,000 Safe Teens Empowerment Project
United Way Monterey County $15,000 2-1-1 Monterey County Information and Referral Services

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