Small Opportunity Grants Program address a wide spectrum of Needs in California

Applications are now open for grants to support emerging organizations and ventures, urgent needs and other time-sensitive efforts where a small amount of money will make a difference.

Donor Name: Community Foundation for Monterey County

State: California

County: Monterey County (CA)

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: Ongoing

Size of the Grant: $1,000 – $5,000


Scope and Characteristics           

  • Newly formed or emerging nonprofits or organizations new to Monterey County.
  • New projects or pilot programs to serve an important community need.
  • Urgent or time-sensitive projects that need to be addressed before the next budget cycle.
  • One-time grant, not ongoing program support.

Funding Information

Opportunity grants typically range between $1,000 and $5,000.  While larger grants (up to $10,000) may be considered, they are the exception.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 501(c) 3 nonprofit organizations, fiscally-sponsored organizations, and occasionally, other unincorporated public benefit organizations serving Monterey County residents.
  • Fiscal sponsors may submit applications for more than one sponsored group, as well as applications for their own organization.
  • Individual organizations within a collaborative applying for a grant may also apply for their own Opportunity Grant, as long as it is not for the same project as that of the collaborative.
  • Organizations may receive a Community Impact grant and an Opportunity grant in the same calendar year, as long as the grants are not for the same purpose.
  • Businesses and individuals are not eligible, with the exception of social enterprises associated with a local nonprofit.

For more information, visit CFMC.