Tassajara Fire Fund Created

Tassajara Fire Fund Created

The Community Foundation for Monterey has created the Tassajara Fire Fund to assist the Carmel Valley community in recovery efforts from the 2015 Tassajara Fire. Donations to this fund will provide support in the aftermath of the fire. Grants from the fund will be distributed to nonprofit agencies assisting individuals and organizations to meet needs as they arise.

The CFMC has waived all administrative fees so 100% of donations will be used for grantmaking. The funds will be used to make grants to agencies providing emergency assistance, health and human services, short term housing/rental assistance, reimbursement of equipment and supplies, and other immediate relief or long-term recovery support for the Tassajara community. The fund will provide a trusted repository for philanthropic assets to be directed specifically for this purpose.

Apply for a Grant

Applications are now available online.

  • Grants are open only to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and public agencies serving Monterey County residents.
  • Organizations or collaborative(s) that are not legally incorporated may partner with a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 organization that will serve as the Fiscal Sponsor for the proposed grant.

Grants are expected to range between $1,000 and $5,000. Applications are due by 5:00 PM on Friday, December 4, 2015.

More information on applying for a grant.


Those wishing to contribute to the fund can:

Mail a check to:
Community Foundation for Monterey County
2354 Garden Road, Monterey, CA, 93940
“Attention: Tassajara Fire Fund”

Call 831.375.9712 Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5:00 PM to donate over the phone

Make a secure online donation:

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