Apply for a community benefit grant

If your organization promotes health, wellness, or access to care in the Monterey County area, apply for a grant from Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula’s Community Benefit Fund.

Grant criteria

Community Hospital awards grants to nonprofits and multi-agency networks that work to assess and improve people’s health. Highest priority goes to projects that:

  • Increase access to care for community residents
  • Involve collaboration among organizations
  • Use Community Hospital’s clinical expertise

Program objectives

Your organization may qualify for a grant between $250 and $10,000 if it supports any of these Community Benefit Program objectives:

  • Building healthy communities – Assessing community health needs and addressing the health-related goals of initiatives such as the TELLUS Project and Community of Caring Monterey Peninsula
  • Health education and wellness – Improving a person’s knowledge of their medical risks, self-care, and healthy lifestyle choices, as well as building healthcare professionals’ skills
  • Improving access to care – Removing barriers to primary care and other medical services
  • Special care for special needs – Meeting the physical and behavioral healthcare needs of people at risk due to age, violent crime, chemical dependency, mental illness, HIV status, or socioeconomic status

Disqualifying criteria

Community Hospital doesn’t make grants to:

  • Capital projects or endowment funds
  • Clinical research projects
  • Individuals
  • Organizations that discriminate against employees or volunteers based on sex, gender identity, race, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, medical condition, veteran status, or genetic information

How to apply

Call (831) 625-4518 to ask if your project may qualify for financial support, or send a brief letter proposal to:

Cynthia L. Peck, Vice President
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
P.O. Box HH
Monterey, CA 93942
Fax: (831) 625-4948

Proposal information

In your proposal, include:

  • Name and brief description of your organization
  • Summary description and timeline of the proposed project
  • Amount requested and grant purpose
  • Total cost of the proposed project
  • List of any organizations collaborating on the proposed project
  • Relevance to the mission of Community Hospital and our Community Benefit Program
  • Statement that your organization complies and will comply with Community Hospital’s nondiscrimination policy throughout your project
  • Tax identification number
  • Internal revenue source code (for example, 501c3)
  • Name, address, and phone number of someone who can give more information, if needed

Contact us

Call (831) 625-4518 to ask if your program may qualify for a grant from our Community Benefit Fund.