Robert and Virginia Stanton Endowment
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.
Stanton Endowment At a Glance
|Grant Amount||Typically $5,000 – $50,000|
|Application Deadlines||Second Friday in July|
|Scope and Characteristics||
|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 Fund may also consider proposals from similar organizations in Monterey County. The committee generally gives priority to one-time special or capital projects, rather than funding ongoing operating support.
Guidelines and Application
Although Mrs. Stanton named several preferred agencies, “naming” was not meant to guarantee a distribution to the named agencies, but rather to express a preference among equals in a competitive process. The Stanton Committee may also consider proposals from other human service and arts organizations in Monterey County. The Committee generally gives priority to one-time special or capital projects, rather than funding ongoing operating support.
The CFMC supports capital costs (buildings and facilities) when those capital improvements have the potential to advance greater social benefit. Capital support will be considered for predevelopment expenses and/or for construction costs after the agency has raised at least half of the goal. Applicants are eligible for two capital-related grants: one for predevelopment expenses and one for construction costs.
Before applying, Stanton Fund applicants should read the complete Stanton 2019 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.
Stanton Grant Applications are due by 5:00 PM, the second Friday of July.
Grants are made in early November.
|American Red Cross of the Central Coast||$15,000||Red Cross Humanitarian Services Vehicle|
|El Sistema USA/Salinas, Inc.||$10,000||Youth Orchestra Salinas- an after school and summer music education program for K-12 students|
|Monterey Museum of Art||$27,000||Predevelopment Capital Project—Assessments for Future Expansion of the Monterey Museum of Art|
|Monterey Symphony||$40,000||Support for education initiatives, 2018-19 season|
|Natividad Medical Foundation||$15,000||Alebrijes & Kids: Healing Art for Children|
|Pacific Repertory Theatre||$150,000||Capital improvements (Phase II) of the Golden Bough Playhouse ($50,000/year for 3 years)|
|South Monterey County Center for the Performing Arts||$22,514||Upgrade of 30+ year old theater lighting system to include energy efficiency and safety|
|Youth Music Monterey||$20,000||South County Strings|
Vice President of Grants & Programs