Grant Cycle Changes

Effective July 1, 2019, Monterey Peninsula Foundation will shift from a quarterly schedule to a three-cycle year (Summer, Fall, and Winter cycles).

As part of our continued pursuit of a more efficient application process, we will take two years to institute the full change, working to minimize negative impact on grantee financial needs. We believe this will help applicants plan for deadlines more consistently. This will also enable the foundation to better accommodate budget needs each year as well as better incorporate tournament demands with grantmaking deadlines.

Foundation staff will work with grantees and applicants to select the best application timeframes for their needs. Once a home cycle is selected, we require grantees and applicants to remain within that cycle for future applications.

Please review the following forms and documents:

Home Cycle Selection Questionnaire

Home Cycle Selection Information

Application Cycle Change FAQ

For questions about application deadlines or home cycle, contact:
Email: grants@mpfca.org
Call: 831.649.1533

Timeframe for Applying
Starting 7/1/2019

Summer Cycle


April 1 application deadline for July Committee Review


Deadline remains consistent going forward.

More Information about Summer Home Cycle

Fall Cycle


2019-20: July 1 application deadline for October Committee Review

2020-21: August 1 application deadline for November Committee Review


More Information about Fall Home Cycle

Winter Cycle


December 1 application deadline for March Grant Committee Review


Deadline remains consistent going forward.

More Information about Winter Home Cycle

Fall Cycle dates will shift in the next two years. Summer and Winter Cycles will remain as posted for future years.


Only completed grant applications from eligible organizations will be considered for funding. Applicants should make every effort to ensure their application includes all financial, budget, and other attachments required in our online application process. If an application is received incomplete, it may delay the review to a later date.


While we will make every effort to include your proposal in the cycle in which you apply, we cannot guarantee we will be able to do so. We will work to keep you informed of the process and how it impacts your review.


For more information about the application process, please visit “How to Apply”.