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  1. 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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  2. Growing LEADers

    CNE 2013

    By Kaki Rusmore, Director Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County About LEAD For the past eight years, up and coming nonprofit leaders have honed their leadership and nonprofit management skills in the LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) Institute. Offered by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, LEAD prepares successful managers in...

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  3. Read our 2017 Annual Report

    2017 CFMC Annual Report

    Opportunity & Impact:2017 Annual Report Opportunity and Impact: words that are important to the Community Foundation for Monterey County Whether through grantmaking or the development of new initiatives, we seek opportunities that will make deep impact on our communities. This also takes form in our resource development efforts, as donor advisors or those working on their estate plans seek a...

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  4. Press Release: Neighborhood Grants Program Surpasses $1 Million

    NGP grantee Friends of Marina Parks

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2018 Media Contact: Amanda Holder, Communications Officer 831.375.9712 x123 / 831.320.7102 cell / amandah@cfmco.org NEIGHBORHOOD GRANTS PROGRAM SURPASSES $1 MILLION – $50,000 Awarded in 2018 to 15 Volunteer-led Groups by the Community Foundation for Monterey County Salinas, CA – The Neighborhood Grants Program of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has hit a $1...

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  5. Sharing Wisdom – the ED Learning Community

    Nonprofit ED Retreat Group

    by Susie Polnaszek, Program Officer, Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) A monthly meeting of Executive Directors in a Learning Community allows a small group of nonprofit executives to built trust and offer each other supportive advice, ideas, resources and encouragement. The 2017 group shared their reflections with CNE’s Susie Polnaszek, and registration for the 2018 group is now available. These...

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  6. President’s Blog: Tax Reform, The Big Unknown

    By Dan Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) Even as Monterey County Gives! celebrated the phenomenal $4.87 million raised through the generosity of 4,800 donors (breaking all the records Gives! established in 2016) uncertainty for the years ahead presented itself in the form of the recently passed tax bill. The nonprofit sector has historically been given less regard...

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  7. Learning and Improvement: Launching the Nonprofit Survey

    Nonprofit Survey

    By Kaki Rusmore, Director Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) “Building healthy, safe, vibrant and inclusive communities…” That’s what local nonprofit organizations do, and it’s a big job. The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) exists to support and strengthen that critical work, and we are always learning more about how to do it. One way to learn is to pause, listen...

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