Harden Foundation Grant

Harden Foundation

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Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $100,000

Next deadline: Mar 1, 2020

Later deadlines: Sep 1, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit Public College / University Public Elementary / Secondary School

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Monterey County, California

Location of residency: United States

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The Foundation will consider grants in the following seven focus areas: Children, Youth, & Families, Senior Citizens, General, Health, Agricultural Education, Animal Welfare and Environment, and Arts & Culture.

The Foundation seeks to support nonprofit organizations that will achieve all or some of the following objectives:

  • Improve the well-being of young people
  • Strengthen the family
  • Develop individual self-reliance and health
  • Prevent inappropriate institutionalization of individuals
  • Improve the quality of life through cultural activities
  • Encourage more humane treatment of animals
  • Eliminate duplication and improve coordination of social and community services

The Foundation provides both general support and project support to a broad range of nonprofits working in the Foundation’s focus areas. The Foundation will consider proposals for one-time capital grants, special projects, and operating support.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • 501(C)3 organizations who provide services or programs in Monterey County, California are eligible to submit grant proposals to the Foundation. 
    • The Harden Foundation does not make grants to organizations headquartered outside of Monterey County unless they demonstrate service to the area.


  • The Foundation does NOT fund:
    • Organizations that do not have a current 501©3 status
    • Organizations that support sectarian religious programs
    •  Creation or addition to endowments
    • Annual events, conferences, or fundraising events 
    • Academic or medical research or scholarships to individuals
    • Foundations or associations established for the benefit of an organization which receives substantial tax support
    • Individuals
    • Political parties, candidates or partisan political organizations or activities
    • Organizations whose activities are located outside of Monterey County
  • The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals from public or private institutions of primary, secondary, or higher education. 
    • However, grant proposals from public institutions will be considered for special projects, which are agriculture related.