Jean P. Fitton Fund


Jean FIttonThe Jean P. Fitton Fund was established in 2017 as an endowed field of interest fund. Its purpose is to award grants to nonprofit organizations, public schools and public school foundations in support of 

  • Programs that benefit public elementary, middle and high school teachers; 
  • Nonathletic scholastic and arts programs for teacher professional development and enrichment; and 
  • Necessary equipment and facility acquisition and improvements. 

 Jean P. Fitton Fund at a Glance

Grant Amount$5,000 – $25,000/year
Application DeadlineFirst Friday in October by 5:00 p.m.
ScopeActivities and programs that support professional development of teachers
Application ReportingOnline
Decisions AnnouncedBy the end of November


Grants from the Jean P. Fitton Fund are open to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, public schools and public school foundations in Monterey County. 

Guidelines and Application

Please review the grant guidelines and application questions, then review how to apply for a grant.

Online Grants Manager


Grant recipients will be expected to provide a final written report including an expense report. 

Recent Grants

Monterey County Office of Education$3,000Teacher of the Year Recognition Program
MEarth$7,500Hands-on environmental science professional development for K-5 Monterey County teachers
City of Greenfield: Greenfield Community Science Workshop$24,500Science professional development for Greenfield elementary teachers

Community Foundation for Monterey County