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 on their communities’ highest priority needs. The Advisory Board, made up of community volunteers, will carefully review applications and award grants based on the published criteria.


  • Siembra Latinos grants are open to 501(c)3* nonprofit organizations and public agencies serving Monterey County residents, predominantly Latino residents.
  • All requested funding must directly benefit residents of Monterey County.
  • 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
  • 2018 Siembra Latinos Fund Grant Guidelines

Important Dates

Applications Available April 12, 2019
Proposals Due June 14, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.
Grant Committee Meeting TBD
Funding Decisions Announced August 2019


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

Recent Grants

Alisal Community Arts Network  $3,000 Latin Jazz Orchestra
Central Coast YMCA  $2,500 Diabetes Prevention Program
Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indigena Oaxaqueño  $3,000 Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy
King City Boxing Club  $3,500 Providing Positive Activities for Youth in King City
Life is for Everyone, Inc.  $2,500 STEM/Science Action Club Fridays
Loaves, Fishes & Computers  $2,500 Digital Literacy Workshop in Gonzales
Palenke Arts  $3,000 Transformative and Culturally Rooted Arts Classes