Northern Monterey County Foundation Grants Program – US
Applications are now open for the Northern Monterey County Foundation Grants Program to support nonprofit organizations that have the leadership and capacity to provide important community resources and services in Northern Monterey County communities.
In light of the ever-changing Covid-19 situation, in 2021 priority will be given to applications that demonstrate clearly that the project or program will follow CDC, state and county guidelines on best practices regarding Covid-19 health safety.
Funding will be considered for the following types of requests:
Program Support: for the expansion or refinement of existing programs, as well as new programs that show the promise of impact and sustainability
Operating Support: unrestricted grants to organizations
Capital Support: for cost associated with buildings and/or facilities
Organizational Development: to strengthen or enhance the internal capacity and infrastructure of organizations that have a proven track record of community benefit in Northern Monterey County
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The NMCF has $40,000 available for grantmaking in 2021. Grants are expected to range from a minimum $1,000 to a maximum of $3,000.
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Projects that discriminate or with political or partisan purposes
Religious activities or services that are non-secular and/or promote a religious doctrine
Funding to schools and public agencies that would supplant tax-supported, mandated services
Individual sports teams
Annual fundraising campaigns or events
Creation of, or addition to, endowment funds
Payment of debt or legal settlements
Expenses incurred prior to the grant award date
Attendance at conferences for staff or volunteers
Grants to provide college or other educational scholarships to individuals
Grants to provide financial assistance directly to individuals
Grants will only be considered for projects and programs serving the Northern Monterey County communities of Aromas, Bolsa Knolls, Boronda, Castroville, Elkhorn, Las Lomas, Moss Landing, Oak Hills, Pajaro, Prunedale, Royal Oaks or Santa Rita.
501(c)3 nonprofit organizations
Public programs, such as school activities and programs not included in normal curricula, parks, public health, etc.
Church-sponsored activities with benefits to the entire community (e.g. a food pantry)
Organizations and collaboratives that are not legally incorporated—for these, CFMC requires an agreement with a “Fiscal Sponsor” defined as a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization accountable for financial management of the grant.
Organization may only submit one application. However, if an organization is serving as a fiscal sponsor for a collaborative or unincorporated group, they can also apply for a grant to benefit their organization.
For more information, visit https://www.cfmco.org/nonprofits/grants/special-purpose-grants/northern-monterey-county-foundation-grants/