Limited Submission Award – Monterey Peninsula Foundation – 2021-2022

May 14, 2021 | Awards & Funding, Faculty

To: All Divisional Faculty and Researchers
From: Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Subject: Limited Submission Award - Monterey Peninsula Foundation - 2021-2022

Internal Deadline:  June 14, 2021
Funder: Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Program GuidelinesProgram Awards

UCSC Contact: Almut Wolf | FR |
Award Amount & Terms: up to $150,000 (all UCSC projects combined)


Monterey Peninsula Foundation (MPF) operates a place-based, responsive grant making strategy that spans a broad range of ages and community needs. The community focus is the primary strategy to strengthen the web of services, programs, and supports that contribute to healthy vibrant communities.

Proposals should focus on the work the University is doing to meet COVID-19 needs, including helping students regroup after the past year.  If there are deficits that have been uncovered by the pandemic, please demonstrate how the funding from MPF could make a difference.

MPF’s focus areas include:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Community and Environment
  • Education
  • Health and Human Services
  • Youth

Monterey Peninsula Foundation places a priority on applications that offer creative responses to the community’s most pressing, unmet needs and show promise of building ongoing local support for needed services.

Programs seeking funding should have a broad base of funding support, management capacity to effectively execute the project, a clear plan for project evaluation, outcome measurement, and collaboration among other service providers. Programs seeking funding for a specific project should showcase a significant funding gap or critical opportunity, a long-term impact, preventive intervention and education, and produce measurable results.

Award Amount & Terms

  • UCSC’s application to MPF includes funding requests for several programs, with each grant amount not exceeding $50,000.
  • The decision on how many programs to include in a given grant application is determined each cycle.
  • The amount requested from the MPF should be proportional to your project budget, and must include income from other sources (internal and external).
  • The FR office will provide guidance on request amounts and budget questions.
  • Total award(s) to UCSC with indirect costs (capped at 15% of total costs) will not exceed $150,000.

Award Terms

Eight months, November 2021 – June 2022. Funds must be spent down or encumbered by June 30, 2022; extensions are not allowed. Narrative and expense reports will be due to FR in early June.


  • Proposal must focus on activities that address impacts due to the COVID19 pandemic.
  • Proposal focused primarily on research will be not be considered.
  • The proposed effort must principally benefit residents of Santa Cruz, Monterey and/or San Benito Counties.
  • The MPF prefers that campus efforts that are inter-community, i.e., those that serve both UCSC and members in/across one or more of the three counties; intra-community projects are not competitive.
  • Proposals will be submitted through OSP. As such the applicant(s) will need to be able to meet the expected OSP’s internal deadlines: Budget must be completed by July 12.

 To apply

Complete and submit the proposal intake form and 1-page proposal by June 14, 2021.

Email to Almut Wolf in FR:


  • June 14, 2021                                    Internal Submission Due by 5pm PST.
  • June 28, 2021                                    Campus Candidate selected
  • July 12, 2021                                      OSP Submission deadline
  • August 1, 2021                                   Proposal due at MPF
  • November 2021                                 Review and notification

Special Instructions

Please promptly submit your proposal intake form , or within the Social Sciences Division notify Ashlee Tews,, prior to UCSC’s Internal Institutional Deadlines. For proposal support, or for any questions about institutional requirements, please send requests and questions to the research development team at A proposal development specialist will field your requests.

Call sent:  May 14, 2021

 The Office of Foundation Relations is a unit of University Relations. The FR team creates and maintains mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with private organizations, matching funding initiatives with educational and research programs and centers. FR supports faculty and staff to identify and approach these and other private foundations and corporations for funding, assists in inquiries and grant proposals including drafting and/or editing depending on the need, gathers supporting materials, helps in campus visits, facilitates interactions with the Office of Sponsored Projects and other collaborators, and obtains institutional signatures.

For a list of recent funding opportunities, please visit the FR website.  FR Calls for Funding

If you have any questions or comments, please contact