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  1. College Futures Sophomore Year: 123 Scholarships Totaling $425,000

    College Futures Year 2

    By Josh Warburg, Community Foundation for Monterey County Programs and Scholarship Officer 2018 marks the second year of College Futures Monterey County, a new program designed to increase the number of historically underrepresented students in Monterey County who complete a bachelor’s degree. We heard from 75% of high school students that their goal is to complete a bachelor’s degree, yet...

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  2. Grantmaking- CFMC Stories of Impact

    Grantee Profiles

    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 2017 the Community Foundation for Monterey County granted more than $2.5 million through the foundation’s competitive programs and leadership initiatives. Here we highlight four grantees...

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  3. Scientist to Philanthropist – Dr. Allen E. Fuhs

    Dr. Allen Fuhs

    Dr. Allen E. Fuhs really is a rocket scientist. An engineer, scientist, professor, and author with a distinguished career in engineering and aeronautics, he has now channeled his lifelong passion for education and science into philanthropy. Dr. Fuhs: Rocket Scientist Dr. Fuhs’ life has been defined by hard work and education. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at...

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  4. Siembra Latinos Fund: Growing Opportunity for Latinos

    Growing Opportunity A new philanthropic initiative, The Siembra Latinos Fund (SLF) has been created by a group of local Latino leaders to empower the Latino community in Monterey County.  The fund is focused on creating change now and investing in the future well-being of Latino residents throughout Monterey County. Siembra means “to sow,” and the goal of fund organizers is...

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  5. Changing Lives of Women & Girls in Monterey County

    Celeste Islas Women's fund speaker and GHGH participant

    The timing is right, the message is clear: women are harnessing their power to make change. In the time of the #MeToo movement, and the realization that human trafficking is happening locally, awareness and hope gripped the 575 people gathered at the Community Foundation for Monterey County’s 13th annual Women’s Fund Luncheon. “Where we are is in a moment of real awakening...

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  6. Southern Monterey County Foundation 2017 Grants

    King City Boxing Club- SMCF grantee

    Don’t call the young members of the King City Boxing Club scrappy,  call them hungry, says boxing club director and coach Rodolfo Tapia-Salazar. “They are hungry, with a lot of promise,” said Tapia- Salazar, the coach who turned pro at the age of 16 in Mexico. He provides a mix of toughness and compassion to impart life skills as well as...

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  7. It’s Scholarship Season!

    Apply now for scholarships

    More than $800,000 Available for 2018 The Community Foundation for Monterey County is pleased to announce that more than $800,000 is available for scholarship applicants through over 40 scholarship programs in 2018. Students can apply through our online system through one application for up to 30 different scholarship programs. The application period begins January 5, deadline to complete an application is...

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