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Northern Monterey County Foundation (NMCF) Grant

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Programs that Benefit the Community

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Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) - Northern Monterey County Foundation (NMCF)

Deadline Date:

05/29/20 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $3,000 to California nonprofit organizations to benefit residents in eligible regions. Funding is intended for programs that make a positive impact on the community. Grant funding will only be considered for projects and programs serving the communities of Aromas, Bolsa Knolls, Boronda, Castroville, Elkhorn, Las Lomas, Moss Landing, Oak Hills, Pajaro, Prunedale, Royal Oaks or Santa Rita in Northern Monterey County.

The NMCF seeks to support nonprofit organizations that have the leadership and capacity to provide important community resources and services in local communities. 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

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 facilities expenses that directly benefit participants or are an identifiable part of project

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185831

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$35,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are expected to range from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $3,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant recipients will be expected to use all funds within 11 months from the grant date of late July.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Eligibility:
- 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.

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
- Research projects
- Grants to provide college or other educational scholarships to individuals
- Grants to provide financial assistance directly to individuals

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates:
Applications available: mid-April 2020
Proposals due: May 29, 2020 by 5:00 PM
Grant committee meeting: Early July
Funding decisions announced: Late July

An 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.

How to Apply: https://www.cfmco.org/nonprofits/grants/apply/
Tips to Organize Your Grant Proposal: https://www.cfmco.org/2017/06/5-tips-to-organize-your-grant/

Grant funds may support matching grants to leverage other funding.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cfmco

For questions, please contact Brian Thayer, Senior Philanthropic Services Officer:
Email: briant@cfmco.org
Telephone: 831-375-9712 x144

For questions about eligibility, program fit, or the grantmaking program, contact the Grants Administrator:
grants@cfmco.org

Community Foundation for Monterey County
2354 Garden Road
Monterey, CA 93940

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Northern Monterey County communities of Aromas, Bolsa Knolls, Boronda, Castroville, Elkhorn, Las Lomas, Moss Landing, Oak Hills, Pajaro, Prunedale, Royal Oaks, or Santa Rita

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