Robert and Virginia Stanton Endowment


Robert and Virginia Stanton

Robert & Virginia Stanton

Virginia Stanton left a bequest to establish this fund in her name and her husband’s. The fund was established in 1994 as the Robert and Virginia Stanton Endowment. Mrs. Stanton named some favorite agencies or types of projects for annual consideration in order of priority (see below). Others may also be funded at the discretion of the CFMC Board and the Stanton Committee. In 2024, consideration will be restricted to priority and invited agencies only.

Stanton Endowment At a Glance

Grant Amount Typically $5,000 – $50,000
Application Deadlines By 5:00 pm on Friday, July 12, 2024 or earlier
Scope and Characteristics
  • Agencies and Programs (named below) of special interest to Virginia and Robert Stanton
  • One-time special or capital projects
Application and Reporting
  • Online application and reporting
Decision Decisions made in November


Stanton Endowment grants are open to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations serving Monterey County residents. This fund gives priority to the agencies and programs of special interest to Virginia and Robert Stanton. These include:

    • The Stanton Center (formerly known as the Allen Knight Maritime Museum)
    • The repair, maintenance and capital improvements of public buildings designed by Robert Stanton, especially the King City High School Auditorium and the Monterey County Court House in Salinas
    • The Monterey History and Art Association
    • The Monterey County Symphony Association
    • The Monterey Museum of Art
    • The American Red Cross of the Central Coast (formerly known as the Carmel Chapter of the American Red Cross)
    • The Salvation Army – Monterey Peninsula Corps
The Stanton Theater in King City

The Stanton Theater in King City


Guidelines and Application

Before applying, Stanton Fund applicants should read the complete Stanton 2024 Grant Guidelines. and relate the projects or programs for which they are requesting funding to the guidelines. Applications need to be completed in our Online Grants Manager.


Online Grants Manager

Recent Grants


Organization Purpose Amount Awarded
American Red Cross of the Central Coast Home Fire Financial Assistance in Monterey County $20,000
Monterey County Symphony Association A Bold Return $50,000
Monterey History and Art Association Stanton Center Maintenance and Repairs $40,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre Golden Bough Playhouse Phase II Renovation & ADA Upgrade $50,000
Salvation Army Monterey Peninsula Corps Emergency and Transitional Housing Project $10,000
Youth Music Monterey South County Strings $13,000