Spring Spruce Up

Day of Action – Spring Spruce Up
Volunteer Oppportunities Coming Soon for May 20 Spring Spruce Up


Project Overview
Our kids deserve to play and learn in SAFE, beautiful, well-designed spaces. UWMC will upgrade play facilities at child care centers throughout the county. Playful Spaces  = Happy faces!

On Saturday, May 20, United Way Monterey County will provide day-long beautification projects to preschool providers.  Equipment, materials, and supplies provided will equal up to $10,000!  We expect to recruit 30-45 corporate, parent, student and community volunteers to support these projects.  The United Way will provide all project equipment; and recruit and manage a team of volunteers to carry out the projects. In partnership with sites, we will manage event logistics, planning and implementation. Our goal is to support one to three projects.

  • Benefits: - Beautification project proposals could include:
    • Landscaping: raking, mowing, removal of weeds and bushes
    • Planting flowers, plants or trees
    • Painting walls, building trim, equipment
    • Classroom makeover (reading corners, refreshing walls, etc)
    • Installing playground equipment
  • Eligibility:
    • Municipalities, schools and child serving nonprofit organizations
    • Grantee must demonstrate dedication to serving low-income population
    • Child Care Center will commit to:
    • Convene and work with a team to facilitate planning and completion of a service day project that
    • may include: United Way staff, volunteers, students or corporate partners
  • Selection: - Criteria for selection will be based off of the ability of the organization to demonstrate:
    • Need for childhood development center beautification
    • Commitment to supporting underserved populations

Once selected, grantee will work directly with the Volunteer Engagement Manager to plan and execute service day project. Propsals are due April 14, 2017.

Submit Your Proposal Here  

Contact: If you have any other questions about the application process, please email Tre.Watkins with "Spring Spruce Up Grant" in the subject line