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  1. Grantmaking – Stories of Impact

    Parent Institute for Quality Education

    Community Impact Grants Community Impact grants make a meaningful difference for many people and communities throughout Monterey County. Field of interest and unrestricted funds, created by generous donors through their estates, fuel the CFMC’s competitive grantmaking programs. In 2016 the Community Foundation for Monterey County granted more than $2.7 million through the foundation’s competitive programs and leadership initiatives. Here we highlight four grantees...

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  2. President’s Blog: Harmony – an Antidote to the Noise

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    By Dan Baldwin, Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO Noise. That seems to be the dominant feature of our daily lives in recent months. Noisy tweets. Noisy talking heads. Noisy battles in the media. Noise over standing and kneeling. People arguing over what constitutes patriotism, even while hundreds of thousands of DACA students who want desperately to be part of...

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  3. Paying it Forward: Raymond Costa

    Raymond Costa Family Scholarship Fund

    Raymond Costa was just nine years old when an act of kindness embedded a feeling he’s never forgotten. “We had just lost my father – he died and Christmas was coming up. I’ll never forget seeing two station wagons full of toys collected in a toy drive just for my family,” said Costa.  “It was totally unexpected – that memory...

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  4. President’s Blog: Charlottesville & Our Values

    CFMC Values

    By Dan Baldwin, Community Foundation for Monterey County President & Chief Executive Officer I’ve spent the last couple of weeks trying to wrap my mind around the events in Charlottesville, and the aftermath, which is ongoing. Normally, this space is reserved for addressing topics of direct relevance to our work at the CFMC, so the question becomes how marchers in...

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  5. Kennedy, Meurer Join CFMC Board

    Kennedy Meurer Join CFMC Board

    A former city manager and a seasoned attorney with vast experience in business and nonprofit law have joined the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) Board of Directors. The new board members are Nolan M. Kennedy and Fred Meurer. Kennedy, of Monterey, is a Monterey attorney and founding partner of Kennedy, Archer & Giffen. He has been practicing law on...

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  6. Building Healthier Communities: The Hayward Family

    Bill and Adriana Hayward were inspired early in life by their parents. They were role models who gave thoughtfully and generously to causes that mattered to them. The Haywards count themselves very fortunate to be part of successful family businesses, which now involve the fourth and fifth generations. Sharing their Values Bill and Adriana are intentional about passing their values to their five children. At an...

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  7. Big Sur Aid Topped $1.3 Million

    Big Sur Relief

    Community Rallied to Support Big Sur In the wake of a fire, then flooding, then a landslide that isolated iconic Big Sur, generosity proved be just as formidable as the destruction caused. Donations topped $1.3 million to aid the Big Sur community through the Big Sur Relief and Soberanes Fire Funds of the Community Foundation for Monterey County. Help was...

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