Grants

Grants

We offer a broad range of grant opportunities available to nonprofit organizations serving the residents of Monterey County.

These grant programs support a breadth of interest areas including health, human services, education, community development, culture, heritage, economic development, environment, organizational development and others. Please note that some grant programs are by invitation only. For more information on each program, click the program’s name below.

Grant Opportunities

ProgramDescriptionRangeApplication Deadline
By 5:00 PM or earlier
Award Date
Monterey County Fire Relief Fund Grants For organizations providing relief for individuals and families impacted by Monterey County wildfires$3,000-$30,000Ongoing. See guidelines.See guidelines
COVID-19 Relief GrantsFor nonprofits providing services for those impacted by the Coronavirus in Monterey County$5,000-$30,000Ongoing. See guidelines.See guidelines
Community ImpactChildren & Youth Development, Health & Human Services, Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation, Community Development, Environment & Animal Welfare$15,001-$50,000Two cycles: February 7, 2020 and August 7, 2020Two cycles: June and December
Community Impact Small GrantsChildren & Youth Development, Health & Human Services, Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation, Community Development, Environment & Animal Welfare$5,000- $15,000Two cycles: March 6, 2020 and September 4, 2020Two cycles: June and December
Organizational Development One-time internal activities and infrastructure that strengthen an organization’s ability to function effectively and efficiently.$1,000-$5,000Year-RoundYear-Round
OpportunityEmerging organizations and ventures, urgent needs and other one-time, time-sensitive efforts.$1,000-$5,000Year-RoundYear-Round
Neighborhood Grants ProgramSmall grants and support to neighborhood groups that are helping residents to make a better life for their families and neighbors.$500-$4,000February 14, 2020June
Robert and Virginia Stanton EndowmentPriority given to one-time special or capital projects by selected arts and human services agencies.$5,000-$50,000No grants will be awarded in 2020Early November

Special Purpose Grants

ProgramDescriptionRangeApplication Deadline
By 5:00 PM or earlier
Award Date
Jean P. Fitton FundPrograms and activities that support the professional development and enrichment of K-12 public school teachers$5,000-$25,000October 2, 2020December
Fund for Homeless WomenPrograms and services for homeless women on the Monterey Peninsula, especially emergency or transitional housing.$2,000-$50,000October 2, 2020December
Northern Monterey County FoundationImportant community resources and services in Northern Monterey County communities (Aromas, Bolsa Knolls, Boronda, Castroville, Elkhorn, Las Lomas, Moss Landing, Oak Hills, Pajaro, Prunedale, Royal Oaks or Santa Rita.)$1,000-$3,000May 2021Late July
Siembra Latinos FundProjects or Programs serving Monterey County residents, predominantly Latino residents.$2,500-$5,000No grantmaking program in place for 2020: Contributed $15,000 to COVID-19 Relief Fund. If interested, please apply directly to the fund
Southern Monterey County FoundationImportant community resources and services in Southern Monterey County communities (King City and south).$500-$2,000September 25, 2020November
Tri-Counties Blood Bank FundReimbursement to organizations that supply blood products to people who can’t afford them, and related activities.$3,000-$10,000October 2, 2020December
Women’s FundInitiative funding to advance economic security for women and invest in the future of girls.VariesInvited grant applications onlyAs Needed