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 2019

Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) $25,000 Operating support
California FarmLink $26,000 Building wealth and sustainability for Latinx growers in Monterey County
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey $27,000 Immigration and Citizenship Program and Services
Center for Community Advocacy $27,000 Leadership programs in housing, health and youth education
Community Water Center $26,000 Education and advocacy for safe drinking water in Monterey County homes and schools
El Pajaro Community Development Corporation $26,000 Monterey County Micro-Enterprise Assistance Program
Future Citizens Foundation  $5,000 Life Exploration and Preparation program
Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services $11,000 Family Financial Resilience During Medical Crisis for Monterey County families
Junior Achievement of Northern California, Inc. $10,000 Youth Economic Empowerment Program in Monterey County
Kitchen Table Advisors $10,000 Business success for farms and ranches in Monterey County (Kitchen Table Advisors)
Loaves, Fishes & Computers $30,000 Operating support
Monterey Bay Economic Partnership $6,000 Monterey Bay Career Connect
Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust $10,000 Strengthen the viability of sustainable commercial fishing in Monterey County
Radio Bilingue, Inc. $30,000 Conozca sus derechos & tome acción/Know your rights & take action program
Rancho Cielo $25,000 Operating support
University Corporation at Monterey Bay $38,000 Replication and expansion of Monterey County’s Teacher Pathway program

Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation 2019

Alisal Center for the Fine Arts $12,000 Operating support
ARIEL Theatrical $20,000 Operating support
Arts Council for Monterey County $30,000 Arts as Healing Partnerships program
Carl Cherry Center For The Arts $10,000 Thinking Out Loud, countywide poetry program
Carmel Mission Foundation $25,000 Downie Museum Basilica Forecourt Restoration Project
Friends of Olympia Station DBA Tandy Beal & Company $30,000 ArtSmart: Arts Education in MPUSD
Junior League of Monterey County $13,000 Preservation of Monterey’s Old Whaling Station Adobe
Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum $25,000 Educational programming
Monterey County Pops!  $10,000 Operating support
Monterey County Symphony Association $25,000 Music education and exposure
Monterey Jazz Festival $25,000 Monterey Jazz in the Schools program
Monterey Museum of Art $25,000 School Visit Program
National Steinbeck Center $13,000 Operating support
National Trust for Historic Preservation $30,000 Interpretive programming at the Cooper-Molera Adobe
Palenke Arts $13,000 Palenke Arts multicultural arts program
Sol Treasures $30,000 Operating support
Sunset Cultural Center, Inc $18,100 Arts education and community engagement programs
Vh1 Save the Music Foundation $11,000 Early music education rebuild for Monterey County students
Youth Arts Collective $15,000 After-school arts education and mentorship
Youth Music Monterey $25,000 Youth Orchestras, Chamber Ensembles and String Instruction

Environment & Animal Welfare 2019

Big Sur Land Trust $27,853 Nature camp programs
Elkhorn Slough Foundation $28,000 Elkhorn Hills Stewardship and Outdoor Classroom Expansion
Farm Discovery at Live Earth $10,000 Farm Field Trips for Monterey County youth
Horsepower Sanctuaries, dba Redwings Horse Sanctuary $10,000 Volunteer & Foster-to-Adopt Program
MEarth $28,000 Enhancing STEAM integration and garden infrastructure at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation $20,000 Splash Zone head start discovery program
Save Our Shores $15,000 Carmel beach cleanups
Ventana Wilderness Alliance $15,000 Youth in Wilderness for Monterey County youth
Ventana Wildlife Society $25,000 Outdoor education for youth
Watsonville Wetlands Watch $24,000 Wetland Stewards After School program