2019 Neighborhood Grants Awarded

2019 Neighborhood Grants Awarded

$50,000 Granted to Resident-Led Groups Through Neighborhood Grants Program

The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC)’s Neighborhood Grants Program has granted $50,000 to volunteer-led groups working to improve their communities in Monterey County.

“The goal of the Neighborhood Grants Program is to empower residents to lead change in their neighborhoods,” said Erika Matadamas, Program Officer for the CFMC.

The Neighborhood Grants Program supports grassroots groups who are working to improve their communities for themselves and their neighbors.

Grants included support for groups who organized parent and volunteer-led programs focusing on youth sports and leadership, cultural arts programs, advocacy and support groups and neighborhood improvement.

Since the program’s inception in 1997, more than $1 million has been awarded.

2019 Grant Recipients:

Aguilas Guerreras$4,000Develop youth leaders through academics, service, and cultural pride
ArcoirisFCCP$4,000Proyecto de educaciòn inclusiva para niños de bajos ingresos/ Inclusive education for low-income children
Ballet Folklórico Tapatio$3,000Baile folklorico classes
Friends of Marina Parks$4,000Neighborhood parks improvement
Kalpulli Oceloyotl$4,000Children and youth empowerment through Aztec dancing
King City Dance Team$3,000Youth dance team
Korean Culture Club$3,000Korean culture, language, and dance instruction
Los Padres Surf Club$2,500Surfing lessons
Monterey County NAACP Youth Council$3,000Annual Youth Summit
Padres de Niños Especiales del Sur del Condado$4,000Grupo de apoyo para padres de ninos con necesidades especiales/ Support group for parents with special needs
Salinas Boxing Club Inc$4,000Boxing equipment
Team Villa Boxing$3,500Youth boxing and physical fitness
Tu Puedes King City$4,000Community dance classes and health workshops
Yaocuauhtli Danza Cultural$4,000Difundir la cultura indigena a la comunidad/ Share indigenous culture with the community

About the CFMC

The mission of the CFMC is to inspire philanthropy and be a catalyst for strengthening communities throughout Monterey County. The CFMC has granted more than $267 million since 1981 to nonprofits working towards healthy, safe, vibrant communities.

For more information visit www.cfmco.org, call 831.375.9712 or stay connected at www.facebook.com/cfmco. or www.twitter.com/cfmco.