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Community Foundation for Monterey County - Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF)
09/28/18 5:00 PM
Grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to California nonprofit organizations and public agencies, such as schools and parks, in Southern Monterey County for projects that will have a significant impact on community needs. Preference is given to local organizations that have less access to support services, and where a small grant can make a substantial difference.
The SMCF seeks to support nonprofit organizations that have the leadership and capacity to provide important community resources and services in Southern Monterey County communities. Priority is given to the following types of requests:
-For specific projects or one-time costs that will result in measurable impact on an identified community need
-To establish or expand community programs that address a high-priority community issue or need
Proposals selected for funding will demonstrate strong community support for the project or program and a viable plan for achieving result.
What grant funds may support:
-Pre-development or construction costs for facility construction or renovation
-Matching grants to leverage other funding
-Developmental costs for new programs
-Personnel expenses that relate to specific program goals
-Equipment, materials, and/or facility expenses that directly benefit participants or are an identifiable part of project
GrantWatch ID#: 149550
Grants are expected to range from a minimum $500 to a maximum of $2,000.
Grant recipients will be expected to use all funds and provide a written evaluation of the project within 11 months from the grant date, which will be in late November.
Grants will be considered for projects and programs serving Southern Monterey County communities. The SMCF considers Southern Monterey County to include King City and all points south, excluding the coastal region.
-501(c)3 nonprofit organizations
-Public programs (schools, parks, public health, etc.)
-Church-sponsored activities with benefit beyond their own membership
-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.
What grant funds will not support:
-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
2018 Important Dates:
Applications available: August 17, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.
Proposals due: September 28, 2018
Grant Committee Meeting: TBD
Funded Proposals Announced: Late November 2018
More information on how to apply: https://www.cfmco.org/nonprofits/grants/apply/
Application workflow video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8P9ImR-APIbOVI5YVBFUWpXbnc/view?usp=sharing
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cfmco
For questions, please contact Brian Thayer
Karina Gutierrez-Barboza, Grants and Programs Coordinator:
2354 Garden Road
Monterey, CA 93940
USA: California: Southern Monterey County, including King City and all points south, excluding the coastal region