Southern Monterey County Foundation Awards Grants

Southern Monterey County Foundation Awards Grants

SMCF Awards Over $10,000 to Benefit South County Residents 

Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF), an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, has awarded its second year of grants. The SMCF raises funds to provide grants to strengthen communities from King City to points south. It is guided by an advisory board of local residents who have a deep understanding of community needs in the region.

Grants totaling $10,100 were made to the following seven nonprofit organizations serving Southern Monterey County residents:

Paulette BumbalaughIn two years, the SMCF has already provided over $37,000 in grants. This is thanks to our generous and supportive donors. We’re excited to build this resource for our local communities.”
– Paulette Bumbalough, chair of the SMCF advisory board

“The goal of Community Food Pantry of King City is to continue an ongoing food distribution program providing nutritious food and support to any community members that present a need, said Peggy Keirn. “We are very grateful to the Southern Monterey County Foundation for their continued support and guidance which helps us fulfill our mission.”

Founded in 2014 by local residents, the SMCF is a permanent endowed resource for Southern Monterey County that provides grants to nonprofits serving the area. The advisory board reviews all applications and makes decisions on where funding will have the greatest positive impact.

The SMCF is supported by the Founding Family, 19 individuals and businesses who have pledged to both build the endowment and allow the SMCF to award grants in its first five years. To become a member of the Founding Family or to support the SMCF go to