The Foundation is limited to providing grants that benefit K-12 students living on the Monterey Peninsula. Locations are specified in the fourth paragraph of the Home Page.
The principal criterion for a successful grant application is a persuasive explanation of how the grant will help to motivate students, especially those who are disadvantaged, to prepare for and graduate from college.
Organizations applying for grants from the Chapman Foundation should use the Foundation's Application Format, the next item on our webpage..
Applications must be postmarked or delivered to the Foundation office by March 1 of each year to be considered for the following academic year. Electronic submissions are acceptable.
To assist organizations with fund-raising, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees normally requires grantees to secure additional funds to match the amount of the approved grant for the same project or program.
All proposals submitted by eligible organizations in accordance with prescribed application procedures will be considered by the Board of Trustees for a grant. Grantee organizations are selected on an objective and non-discriminatory basis, taking into account the merit of the proposals received and the amount of grant funding available.
Notification of approval or rejection will be provided to applicants by early May. Distribution of the approved funds will be available after July 1, upon a written request from the grantee organization that includes information on how the matching fund requirement has been met.
Organizations receiving grants will be asked to sign a Grant Contract, in the format provided on our webpage. It will specify the activity or activities for which Chapman Foundation funding may be spent.
To facilitate due diligence by Foundation trustees, grantees are required to submit a Mid-Year Report, in the format provided on our webpage, due by February 1.