Grants available from Southern Monterey County Foundation

Monterey County Agricultural and Rural Life Museum

Monterey County, California — The Southern Monterey County Foundation, an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, has $18,000 available to grant in 2019 to nonprofit organizations, public programs and other groups serving Southern Monterey County Residents.

Grants are expected to range from $500 to $2,000 and focus on projects and programs that benefit the communities of Southern Monterey County, which covers King City and all points south, excluding the coastal region.

Grant proposals are due 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2019 and decisions will be announced in late November. Applications can be found online at For questions please contact Brian Thayer, CFMC Senior Philanthropic Services Officer, at 831.375.9712 x144 or

About the Southern Monterey County Foundation
The Southern Monterey County was established by area residents to support programs and services for the communities of Southern Monterey County. Formed in 2014 as an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, the Southern Monterey County Foundation’s purpose is to raise funds locally to strengthen communities from King City to points south. It is guided by an advisory board of local residents who have a deep understanding of regional community needs. Grantmaking is made possible by the support of local individuals, families and businesses. More than $93,000 has been granted in its first five years. For more information or to support the fund, visit

About the Community Foundation for Monterey County
The mission of the CFMC is to inspire philanthropy and be a catalyst for strengthening communities throughout Monterey County. Thanks to generous community members who have created charitable funds in their lifetimes or through their estates, the CFMC has granted more than $167 million to nonprofits working towards healthy, safe, vibrant communities. In 2018 the foundation awarded $18.7 million to more than 500 grantees. The CFMC’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence provides local nonprofit organizations with professional development, consulting and resources. For more information visit, call 831.375.9712 or stay connected at or


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