Recent Grants

Recent Grants

In 2020, we awarded over $2.4 million through the Community Impact Grant program.

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

Children & Youth Development 2021

Harmony At Home$40,000Teen Success Inc
Hartnell College Foundation$30,000Salinas Valley Promise
Hope Services $10,000Homestart Early Intervention Services for families in Monterey County
Hope, Horses & Kids$15,000Equine Assisted Wellness & Learning Program
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower$12,000Operating support for efforts in Monterey County
Monterey County Youth Museum$10,000Reimagining MY Museum for 2021-22
Parents Helping Parents Inc.$10,000Parent engagement trainings in Spanish in Monterey County
Partners For Peace$25,000Operating support
Positive Discipline Community Resources$15,000Operating support: Strengthening Families in Monterey County
Raising A Reader$20,000Operating support to serve families in Monterey County
Read to Me Project$30,000Operating support
Restorative Justice Partners, Inc.$25,000Restorative Justice in the Schools (RJ Schools)
Salinas Community Science Workshop$18,000Operating support
Special Kids Connect$15,000REACH Academy ~ Academic enrichment programs for children with special educational needs
The Wahine Project$12,000Introduction to Ocean for BIPOC

Health & Human Services 2021

Alliance on Aging$40,000Operating support to assist with program adaptation and growth
Big Sur Health Center$25,000Operating support
Carmel Foundation$10,000Meals for seniors (two-year grant)
Central Coast VNA & Hospice$25,000Operating support for services in Monterey County
Coastal Kids Home Care$40,000Health and mental health care for children with illness and disability
Community Bridges$15,000Free drop-in assistance for Monterey County residents
Community Health Trust of the Pajaro Valley$7,500Veggie Rx Program for North Monterey County
Community Homeless Solutions$32,000Operating support for housing and shelter services
Covia Foundation$20,000Home Match Monterey County
Dentistry 4 Vets$15,000Dentistry supplies
Everyone’s Harvest$15,000Fresh Rx and Market Match in Alisal
Family Service Agency of the Central Coast$30,000Suicide Prevention Services in Monterey County
Health Projects Center$35,000Operating support for services in Monterey County
Hospice Giving Foundation$15,000End-of-Life Education, Preparedness, and Access
Housing Resource Center of Monterey County$35,000Operating support
Independent Transportation Network Monterey County$25,000Operating support for dignified rides for seniors and visually impaired adults
Legal Services for Seniors$25,000Operating support
Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula$25,000Home Delivered Meals
Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley$30,000Operating support
Natividad Medical Foundation$35,000Operating support
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte$35,000Operating support for the Salinas and Seaside health centers
Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation$25,000Patient Assistance Fund
Salud Para La Gente$30,000Operating support to serve Monterey County residents (two-year grant)
UFW Foundation$50,000Operating support for the Farm Worker COVID Recovery Project in Monterey County
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. DBA Eat REAL$14,963Eat REAL Certification Program in North Monterey County Schools
United Way Monterey County$35,000Operating support for 211 Monterey County Information and Referral Services
Valley Health Associates$15,000Mobile Health Clinic for Opioid/Stimulant Use Disorder Treatment and Overdose Prevention
YWCA Monterey County$35,000Housing services for survivors of domestic violence

Community Development 2021

ACTION Council of Monterey County$30,000Operating support for community capacity building
Community Water Center$40,000Short and long-term drinking water solutions for Monterey County residents
Health Career Connection$25,000Health career internships and professional development for Monterey County college students
Mobile Pathways$15,000Democratizing Immigration Law Via Texting for Monterey County residents
Monterey Bay Economic Partnership$5,000Student Ambassador Internship program
Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust$14,843Economic viability of current and next-generation commercial fishermen
Opportunity Fund Community Development$40,000Financial capital and resources for Monterey County entrepreneurs
Santa Cruz Community Ventures$15,000Alas, financial capability resilience for Monterey County families

Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation 2021

Art in Action$15,000Visual arts education for Salinas City Elementary School District youth programs
Carl Cherry Center For the Arts$10,000High School Art and Poetry Program
First Night Monterey$8,000Greenfield Cultural Arts Summer Arts Camp
Heritage Foundation$40,000Pattee “Jimmy Lyons” Arena Stage Renovation Study
Hijos Del Sol Arts Productions$10,000Hijos del Sol Arts Productions at the Migrant Education Program
Monterey Jazz Festival$25,000Operating support
Monterey Museum of Art$25,000Operating support
Palenke Arts$15,000Operating support
Sunset Cultural Center, Inc$20,000Integrated Arts Education Programs
Western Flyer Foundation$12,000Science Illustration Mentorship Program for Monterey County youth
Youth Arts Collective$25,000Operating support for year-round arts education and mentorship

Environment & Animal Welfare 2021

Carmel River Watershed Conservancy$7,500Carmel River Watershed Health Report Card Development and Outreach
Ecology Action of Santa Cruz$10,000Electric Vehicle Education for Monterey County through STEM curriculum outreach and training
MEarth$30,000Environmental stewardship and programming for youth
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation$25,000Ocean conservation education for Monterey County school children
Museum Foundation of Pacific Grove, Inc. DBA Pacific Grove Museum of Natural$21,000Curriculum Design for Bugs! and Changes exhibits
Save Our Shores$15,000Carmel beach cleanups
Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals of Monterey County (SPCA)$7,236Pet Food Bank
Spay Neuter Imperative Project California DBA SNIP$25,000Low-cost, mobile spay/neuter and vaccine clinics in Monterey County
Ventana Wildlife Society$25,000Outdoor educational programs