Recent Grants

Recent Grants

In 2020, we awarded over $2.1 million through the Community Impact Grant program.

More detailed information on the grants awarded can be found below by program area.

Children & Youth Development 2020

Alisal Union School District $30,000 Alisal Early Learning Center at Buckhorn
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County $25,000 College & Career Readiness Program
Bright Futures Monterey County $30,000 Increasing College and Career Readiness
Central Coast YMCA $48,000 Youth Fit 4 Life (two-year grant)
City of Greenfield: Greenfield Community Science Workshop $25,000 Operating support
Community Partnership for Youth $26,000 Operating support
Epicenter of Monterey $20,500 Operating support
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast $21,430 After-school youth development programs
Harmony At Home $31,000 Teen Success Program
Hartnell College Foundation $30,000 Salinas Valley Promise program
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower $12,000 operating support
Partners For Peace $25,000 Operating support
Positive Discipline Community Resources $15,000 Operating Support
Read to Me Project $25,000 Operating support
Restorative Justice Partners, Inc. $20,000 Operating support
Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties $50,000 Foster Grandparent Program in Monterey County (two-year grant)
Silicon Valley Education Foundation $15,000 Elevate [Math] 2020: summer learning in Soledad
Special Kids Connect $10,820 Operating support
The Village Project, Inc. $20,250 Mae C. Johnson Education and Cultural Enrichment Academy

Health & Human Services 2020

Access Support Network $100,000 Maximize housing stability and homeless prevention for people living with HIV in Monterey Co (two-year grant)
Alliance on Aging $30,000 Operating support
Big Sur Health Center $25,000 Operating support
Big Sur Marathon Foundation $10,000 Just Run, youth fitness program
Carmel Foundation $10,000 Operating support
CASA of Monterey County $50,000 Operating support (two-year grant)
Central Coast Center for Independent Living $25,000 Independent living services and support for people with disabilities in Monterey County
Central Coast VNA & Hospice $25,000 Operating support for services in Monterey County
Coalition of Homeless Services Providers $30,000 Operating support
Coastal Kids Home Care $15,000 Pediatric home health care and counseling
Community Bridges $15,000 Free drop-in assistance for Monterey County residents
Community Homeless Solutions $30,000 Operating support
Community Human Services $50,000 Operating support (two-year grant)
Covia Foundation $20,000 Home Match Monterey
Family Service Agency of the Central Coast $20,000 Suicide Prevention Services in Monterey County/Servicio para la Prevencion del Suicidio
Food Bank for Monterey County $25,000 Emergency Supplemental Food Assistance
Gathering for Women-Monterey $20,000 Operating support
Health Projects Center $25,000 Operating support for services in Monterey County
Hospice Giving Foundation $10,000 Operating support
Independent Transportation Network Monterey County $25,000 Operating support
Interim, Inc. $25,000 Sun Rose Apartments construction
Kinship Center, A Member of Seneca Family of Agencies $30,000 Placement Program for Monterey County foster-involved youth
Legal Services for Seniors $10,000 Operating support
Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula $20,000 Home Delivered Meals
Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley $30,000 Operating support
Monterey County Rape Crisis Center $50,000 Operating support (two-year grant)
Natividad Medical Foundation $25,000 Operating support
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte $30,000 Clinical operating funds for Seaside and Salinas health centers
RotaCare Bay Area, Inc. $20,000 RotaCare Monterey Free Medical Clinic
Salud Para La Gente $25,000 Operating support (to serve Monterey County residents)
Southern Monterey County Memorial Hospital dba Mee Memorial Hospital $15,000 Operating support
Sun Street Centers $50,000 Operating support for Prevention (two-year grant)
United Way Monterey County $30,850 211 Monterey County Resource and Referral System
YWCA Monterey County $25,000 Youth Education and Advocacy Program

Community Development 2019

Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) $25,000 Operating support
California FarmLink $26,000 Building wealth and sustainability for Latinx growers in Monterey County
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey $27,000 Immigration and Citizenship Program and Services
Center for Community Advocacy $27,000 Leadership programs in housing, health and youth education
Community Water Center $26,000 Education and advocacy for safe drinking water in Monterey County homes and schools
El Pajaro Community Development Corporation $26,000 Monterey County Micro-Enterprise Assistance Program
Future Citizens Foundation  $5,000 Life Exploration and Preparation program
Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services $11,000 Family Financial Resilience During Medical Crisis for Monterey County families
Junior Achievement of Northern California, Inc. $10,000 Youth Economic Empowerment Program in Monterey County
Kitchen Table Advisors $10,000 Business success for farms and ranches in Monterey County (Kitchen Table Advisors)
Loaves, Fishes & Computers $30,000 Operating support
Monterey Bay Economic Partnership $6,000 Monterey Bay Career Connect
Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust $10,000 Strengthen the viability of sustainable commercial fishing in Monterey County
Radio Bilingue, Inc. $30,000 Conozca sus derechos & tome acción/Know your rights & take action program
Rancho Cielo $25,000 Operating support
University Corporation at Monterey Bay $38,000 Replication and expansion of Monterey County’s Teacher Pathway program

Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation 2019

Alisal Center for the Fine Arts $12,000 Operating support
ARIEL Theatrical $20,000 Operating support
Arts Council for Monterey County $30,000 Arts as Healing Partnerships program
Carl Cherry Center For The Arts $10,000 Thinking Out Loud, countywide poetry program
Carmel Mission Foundation $25,000 Downie Museum Basilica Forecourt Restoration Project
Friends of Olympia Station DBA Tandy Beal & Company $30,000 ArtSmart: Arts Education in MPUSD
Junior League of Monterey County $13,000 Preservation of Monterey’s Old Whaling Station Adobe
Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum $25,000 Educational programming
Monterey County Pops!  $10,000 Operating support
Monterey County Symphony Association $25,000 Music education and exposure
Monterey Jazz Festival $25,000 Monterey Jazz in the Schools program
Monterey Museum of Art $25,000 School Visit Program
National Steinbeck Center $13,000 Operating support
National Trust for Historic Preservation $30,000 Interpretive programming at the Cooper-Molera Adobe
Palenke Arts $13,000 Palenke Arts multicultural arts program
Sol Treasures $30,000 Operating support
Sunset Cultural Center, Inc $18,100 Arts education and community engagement programs
Vh1 Save the Music Foundation $11,000 Early music education rebuild for Monterey County students
Youth Arts Collective $15,000 After-school arts education and mentorship
Youth Music Monterey $25,000 Youth Orchestras, Chamber Ensembles and String Instruction

Environment & Animal Welfare 2019

Big Sur Land Trust $27,853 Nature camp programs
Elkhorn Slough Foundation $28,000 Elkhorn Hills Stewardship and Outdoor Classroom Expansion
Farm Discovery at Live Earth $10,000 Farm Field Trips for Monterey County youth
Horsepower Sanctuaries, dba Redwings Horse Sanctuary $10,000 Volunteer & Foster-to-Adopt Program
MEarth $28,000 Enhancing STEAM integration and garden infrastructure at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation $20,000 Splash Zone head start discovery program
Save Our Shores $15,000 Carmel beach cleanups
Ventana Wilderness Alliance $15,000 Youth in Wilderness for Monterey County youth
Ventana Wildlife Society $25,000 Outdoor education for youth
Watsonville Wetlands Watch $24,000 Wetland Stewards After School program