MPRPD Transportation Grants

Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (MPRPD) established the Transportation Grant Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County to increase recreational, environmental, and cultural education access to the Park District’s natural areas, open spaces, museums, working landscapes, and cultural sites while supporting the MPRPD mission and values to have accessible open space for education and recreation enjoyment and protection of natural and cultural resources, native habitat and wildlife. MPRPD parks and preserves include the following with a full list of sites are available on its website:

  • Garland Ranch Regional Park/Kahn Ranch
  • Palo Corona Regional Park

Transportation Grants: At a Glance

Grant Range $500 – $10,000
Description To increase recreational, environmental, and cultural education access to the Park District’s parks and reserves
Due Date Applications accepted year-round as funding is available
Award Date Usually within two months of receiving a complete application


Transportation grants are open to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, schools, school districts, and public agencies based in and serving Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito County residents. All organizations must have received a Special Use Permit from MPRPD and/or have an approved MOU with MPRPD. Visit the MPRPD website for more information.

Guidelines and Application

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

Grants Manager



Grant recipients will be expected to provide a final written report describing how grant funds were used.

Recent Grants

Recent Grants

Organization Purpose  Amount 
Carmel River Watershed Conservancy Field Trips and CA Wildlife Day 2024 $5,000
Central Coast YMCA Summer Field Trips 2024 $5,000
Frank Ledesma Elementary School 5th Grade Field Trip to Palo Corona Regional Park $2,000
Madonna del Sasso School Transportation for 8th and 5th Grade Students to Palo Corona Regional Park $515
Museum Foundation of Pacific Grove, Inc. dba Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Supporting Multiple Field Trips to Garland Ranch $4,000
The Wahine Project Trips for North County Youth $3,975
Washington Union School District 6th Grade Field Trip to Palo Corona $302.10