The Monterey Peninsula Volunteer Services awarded grants to the following: Visiting Nurse Association, $2,500; Gateway Center, Suicide Prevention Service, Legal Services for Seniors, Friends of Parents Place, Meals on Wheels, $1,500 each; Friends of the Monterey Academy of Oceanographic Science, $500.

The Blind & Visually Impaired Center has received a one-to- one matching grant of $15,000 from the Harden Foundation. Every dollar raised by the BVIC through Jan. 14 next year will be matched by the Harden Foundation up to $15,000.

The Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice has received a $25,000 grant from the Harden Foundation. The grant will support clinical equipment and educational needs.