Robert and Virginia Stanton Endowment

Background

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.

Stanton Endowment At a Glance

Grant AmountTypically $5,000 – $50,000
Application DeadlinesNo grants will be awarded in 2020
Scope and Characteristics
  • Agencies and Programs (named below) of special interest to Virginia and Robert Stanton
  • One-time special or capital projects
  • Human service and arts organizations in Monterey County
Application and Reporting
  • Online application and reporting
DecisionDecisions made in November

Eligibility

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 and in 2020, consideration be prioritized to COVID-19 Relief Fund requests. 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 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.

 

Online Grants Manager

Recent Grants

American Red Cross of the Central Coast$36,303Red Cross Community Emergency Vehicle
Salvation Army Monterey Peninsula Corps$50,000Child Development Center Playground Renovation
Monterey Museum of Art$14,000Increasing Sustainability: Installing a Rainwater Catchment System at La Mirada Cultural Center
Monterey County Symphony Association$50,000Support for OVATION, the 2019-20 Season