Siembra Latinos Fund Grants

Siembra Latinos Fund Grants

Founded in 2017, the Siembra Latinos Fund (SLF) is an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County.

Each year, the SLF Advisory Board determines where its available grant dollars can be placed for greatest impact based on their communities’ highest priority needs. The Advisory Board is composed of community volunteers.


  • Siembra Latinos grants are open to 501(c)3* nonprofit organizations and public agencies serving Monterey County residents, predominantly Latino residents.
  • All organizations applying for a grant must be current on reporting obligations for past CFMC grants.
  • Only one application per grant cycle will be considered. Only one Siembra Latinos grant per organization will be awarded each calendar year.

*Organizations or collaborative projects that are not legally incorporated may partner with a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 organization which will serve as the fiscal sponsor for the proposed grant. The fiscal sponsor must agree to be accountable to the CFMC for the programmatic and financial outcomes of the grant and have a signed agreement with the sponsored group verifying the terms of the arrangement.

Guidelines and Application

Funding will be considered for the following types of requests:

  • Program Support: for the expansion or refinement of existing programs, new programs that show the promise of impact and sustainability, and support for emergency or special circumstances.
  • Operating Support: unrestricted grants to organizations that have a proven track record of community benefit.
  • 2021 Siembra Latinos Fund Grant Guidelines

Important Dates

Applications AvailableApril 23, 2021
Proposals DueJune 18, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.
Grant Committee Meeting  TBD
Funding Decisions Announced August



Within 11 months, grant recipients will be expected to provide a written evaluation.

Recent Grants

First Night Monterey$4,000Greenfield Cultural Arts Program
Salinas Community Science Workshop$3,000Salinas Community Science Workshop: Saturday School Science Workshop
Digital NEST$3,000Support youth members conducting research to address community needs
Santa Cruz Community Ventures$5,000Economic Recovery of Rural Monterey County Latinos
King City Boxing Club$3,000Provide positive activities for youth in King City
YWCA Monterey County$5,000Youth Education and Advocacy