Northern Monterey County Foundation awards $34,000 in grants

The Northern Monterey County Foundation Advisory Board. — Contributed

MONTEREY COUNTY — The Northern Monterey County Foundation (NMCF) for the third year awarded $34,000 over a dozen grants to nonprofits serving North Monterey County residents.

An affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, NMCF has provided roughly $94,000 in support to local nonprofits since being established in 2016.

“We need strong programs in North County to benefit our neighbors,” said Anne Herendeen, chair of the NMCF Advisory Board. “It’s inspiring to see people come together to help fund these important projects.”

Awardees include:

Animal Friends Rescue Project: $3,000 to provide Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics in North County

Central California Writing Project: $1,500 for the Young Writers' Summer Workshop to develop students’ writing skills

Coastal Kids Home Care: $3,000 to support in-home nursing and palliative care for children with serious illness

Community Human Services: $3,000 to provide outpatient mental health services at the Castro Plaza Family Resource Center   

Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries: $3,000 in capital support for the North County Bookmobile

Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast: $2,500 for the Growing Together: Mother/daughter communication program           

Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Support Services: $3,000 to provide practical and financial support for families of children with cancer

Legal Services for Seniors: $3,000 for no-cost legal representation for North Monterey County seniors

Partnership for Children: $3,000 to help increase access to medical care and support for children with serious illnesses

Prunedale Senior Center: $3,000 to provide recreation, education, meals and social outlets for North Monterey County seniors

Rancho Cielo: $3,000 in operating support to provide vital services and vocational training

Together in Pajaro: $3,000 to help fund the operations and maintenance of Pajaro Park

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