CFMC Celebrates Philanthropy Week 2012
CFMC Celebrates Charitable Giving During Philanthropy and Community Foundation Week 2012
The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) joins more than 700 community foundations across the United States to celebrate charitable giving during Community Foundation Week, Nov. 12-18. The weeklong effort is an opportunity to increase awareness about community philanthropy and recognize the impact of community foundations in fostering local collaboration to find solutions to challenging issues.
"Community foundations bring together the financial resources of individuals, families and businesses to support effective nonprofits working to improve the quality of life in their communities," says Daniel R. Baldwin, CFMC President/CEO. "At the CFMC, we help donors achieve their financial and philanthropic goals and provide leadership and resources to help our community move forward."
Community foundations represent one of the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy. Every state in the United States is home to at least one community foundation-large and small, urban and rural-that is advancing solutions to a wide range of issues. Community foundations are independent, public charities that work with donors to provide resources to area nonprofits that are the heart of strong, vibrant communities. In 2011, community foundations gave an estimated $4.2 billion to a variety of nonprofit activities in fields including arts, education, health, human services, the environment and disaster relief.
In 2012 the CFMC celebrated a milestone of more than $100 million in grants towards healthy, vibrant communities since its inception. In 2011, the CFMC awarded $7.2 million to more 396 nonprofit organizations, and is on pace to exceed that total in 2012. To learn more about the CFMC's impact, view the Annual Report at www.cfmco.org.