Field of Interest Funds

  1. Thriving Communities by Julie Packard

    When We Work Together, Our Communities Thrive Throughout my life I have been driven by the values of my parents who instilled in us a deep commitment to our local community. Through my own work and as a trustee of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, I have been fortunate to see the positive change that happens when people work...

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  2. Fueling the Potential of Women & Girls

    2015 Women’s Fund Luncheon

    Improving Women’s Well-Being in Monterey County Just how are women in Monterey County faring when it comes to key well-being factors such as health, personal safety, earning rates and political empowerment? Monterey County is ranked #38 out of the California’s 58 counties, according to the California Budget & Policy Center’s “California Women’s Well-Being Index” report released March 29, 2016. “The California...

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  3. IRA Charitable Rollover – A Great Way to Give

    IRA Charitable Rollover

    Contributing from your IRA to a fund at the Community Foundation (IRA Charitable Rollover) is an easy way to reduce your tax burden and make a significant gift to support causes you care about. In retirement the IRS requires you to withdraw a certain amount (a required minimum distribution) from your IRA each year whether you need the funds or...

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  4. Bringing the Arts to MPUSD Classrooms

    The MPUSD Fund for the Arts is a field of interest fund dedicated to bringing high quality arts education to every school in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School district. During the 2014-15 school year, the MPUSD Fund for the Arts supported two different approaches to enhancing arts programming: Professional Artists in the Classroom Arts Council for Monterey County‘s Professional Artists in...

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  5. “Becoming Visible” — The Fund for Homeless Women

    Michael Reid, associate rector at St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church was moved to action by a letter from a formerly homeless woman named Joyce. She described her life as a homeless person, spending the night outside in the elements without a sleeping bag or tent, being vulnerable and living in fear. “She wanted to do whatever she could to make...

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  6. Women’s Economic Security Initiative Launched

    Nearly two-thirds of working women in Monterey County are “economically insecure” – living on the edge of poverty, under constant financial stress. Research shows that economic prosperity for women is essential to the health and vitality of an entire community. To increase the number of women that are economically self-sufficient, the Women’s Fund will launch a three-year Women’s Economic Security...

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  7. Fund for Homeless Women Awards $144,000

    The Fund for Homeless Women of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) awarded $144,000 to seven faith-based and nonprofit organizations in December. Grants will support direct emergency assistance to homeless women as well as meals, support services, temporary shelter and transitional housing. The amount awarded was $50,000 more than originally anticipated due to the groundswell of support the fund...

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