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  1. President’s Blog: Donor Advised Funds – Creating Impact

    Donor advised funds

    By Daniel R. Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County For the past several months, Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) have been the subject of considerable negative press. And by association community foundations have been drawn into the discussion. Questions about DAFs have been raised in some quarters for many years, especially since financial services providers such as Fidelity and Schwab...

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  2. Siembra Latinos Fund Launches, Announces Grants

    Siembra Latinos Launch

    Siembra Latinos Fund Launches, Announces First Grants Monterey County, California — The Siembra Latinos Fund (SLF) of the Community Foundation for Monterey County gathered over 100 supporters and leaders at the Taylor Farms Building in Salinas, CA Thursday, September 27, 2018 to launch the new Latino-focused philanthropic initiative. The SLF, created by a group of local Latino leaders to empower...

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  3. Northern Monterey County Foundation Makes 2018 Grants

    Northern Monterey COunty Foundation

    MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2018 Media Contact: Amanda Holder, Director of Communications / 831.375-9712 / amandah@cfmco.org General Information: 831.375.9712 / www.cfmco.org / www.facebook.com/cfmco / www.twitter.com/cfmco NORTHERN MONTEREY COUNTY FOUNDATION  ANNOUNCES 2018 GRANTS: $35,500 AWARDED TO 14 NONPROFITS Monterey County, California — The Northern Monterey County Foundation (NMCF), an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County,...

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  4. Southern Monterey County Foundation 2018 Grants Available

    Southern Monterey County Foundation Members

    2018 Grants Available from the Southern Monterey County Foundation The Southern Monterey County Foundation, an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, has $15,000 available to grant in 2018 to nonprofit organizations, public programs and other groups serving Southern Monterey County Residents. Grants are expected to range from $500 to $2,000 and focus on projects and programs that...

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  5. In Memory of Weston Call

    Weston Call

    Big Sur resident Weston Call is being remembered as a “shining light” who worked to find creative solutions for traffic impacts to Big Sur. Call was instrumental in the Big Sur Relief efforts after the Soberanes Fire and heavy rains of 2017 washed away the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge. He passed away on August 12, 2018. His family has established a...

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  6. President’s Blog: The Citizenship Question

    President's Blog: Census 2020

    By Dan Baldwin, President/CEO, Community Foundation for Monterey County The Citizenship Question April 2020 seems like a long way off, but from the standpoint of the 2020 Census, it’s just around the corner. The planning and effort that goes into the census is enormous. In any census year there are difficulties in gaining an accurate count, but given that we’re...

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  7. Grantmaking: Opportunity & Impact

    2017 Annual Report Grantees

    Community Impact grants make a difference throughout Monterey County. Field of interest and unrestricted funds, created by generous donors through their estates, fuel the CFMC’s competitive grantmaking programs. In 2017 the Community Foundation for Monterey County granted more than $2.5 million through the foundation’s competitive programs and leadership initiatives.Here are some stories behind the numbers. Here we highlight four grantees...

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