MHCF Grant & Scholarship Giving Process

The Morgan Hill Community Foundation is committed to enriching the quality of life for the greater Morgan Hill area residents by awarding discretionary grants to local charitable organizations and scholarships to local high school students. The Foundation's grant and scholarship programs are funded solely from the local community. To donate:

Grants (scroll for scholarship information) are awarded once a year within the funding areas of Recreation, Arts & Culture, Agriculture & Environment, Education & Life-long Learning, Science & Technology, Health & Humane Services.

2018 Grant Application Now Available
Dead Line June 30

The Foundation focuses on requests that have:

  • Programs contributing positive and unique benefits in the funding areas listed about
  • Local nonprofit involvement
  • Fiscal responsibility and management qualifications
  • Programs that impact a broad spectrum of community members
  • Programs that charge minimal or no fees to pariticipate

MHCF grants are not normally awarded to:

  • Individuals
  • Influence legislation or elections
  • Travel to or in support of conferences
  • Organizations that are discriminatory
  • Cover costs already incurred
  • Programs or organizations outside the established MHCF boundaries
  • Subsidize the writing, publications, or production of articles, books, or films
  • Contributions to annual fund drives or in support of operational expenses, except during a start-up period not to exceed three years
  • Fund the same organization/project for more than three consecutive years
  • Religious purposes
  • For-profit entities

Eligibility - Organization should have:

  • IRS letter confirming tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) or
  • Be a public entity or
  • Have a fiscal sponsor with a tax-exempt status

MHCF High School Student Scholarships

The MHCF is proud to offer high school student scholarships to its wide range of community funding and involvement. Scholarships are offered through the Morgan Hill Unified School District's "Common Scholarship Application" program. The general application and guidelines are available through each high school's career and guidance counseling centers. For general information, click here.




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