Blog & Events

President’s Blog – Community Foundations: Here for Good

Reflections of Place There is an adage in our field that goes, “If you’ve seen one community foundation, you’ve seen one community foundation.” As place-based centers of philanthropy, all community foundations will be different because they’re reflections of the donors, needs, geography and people of the communities they serve. In Monterey County, each item on that list has its own...

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Adriana Vieyra: Aspiring for Success

Adriana Vieyra, CFMC College Futures Scholarship

Greenfield seems like a world away from Adriana Vieyra’s new life at California State University, Monterey Bay. The bustle of a busy schedule of challenging classes, new faces, friends and ideas and life in the dorms are college experiences she’s grateful to have. The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) College Futures Scholarship recipient shared her inspiring story of college...

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MCGives! 2017: It’s Your Turn

Leverage Your Year-End Giving Monterey County Gives! 2017 kicked off with a robust start of record challenge gifts. The campaign is a philanthropy-inspiring partnership between the Monterey County Weekly, the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation (MPF). Major supporters help further the cause of lifting nonprofits in this end of year giving campaign. They are...

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Celebrating Philanthropy – David and Susan Gill

Susan and David Gill Receive Award

2017 Distinguished Trustee Award Recipients Community service and giving are homegrown for Susan and David Gill. Her father coached swimming, yet didn’t even know how to swim. His father was counted on to man the barbecue at local fundraising events. They both credit their parents with inspiring them and setting the example of giving back. The Gills are the Community Foundation...

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Year-End Giving – Ways to Give (& Receive Tax Benefits)

End the Year Well

As the end of the year approaches, you may be considering ways to integrate charitable giving into your financial planning in an uncertain tax environment. The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) offers a variety of philanthropic vehicles to help you achieve your goals. Although you could choose these options any time, they are particularly beneficial if you’ve had a...

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Grantmaking – Stories of Impact

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Community Impact Grants 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 2016 the Community Foundation for Monterey County granted more than $2.7 million through the foundation’s competitive programs and leadership initiatives. Here we highlight four grantees...

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President’s Blog: Harmony – an Antidote to the Noise

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By Dan Baldwin, Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO Noise. That seems to be the dominant feature of our daily lives in recent months. Noisy tweets. Noisy talking heads. Noisy battles in the media. Noise over standing and kneeling. People arguing over what constitutes patriotism, even while hundreds of thousands of DACA students who want desperately to be part of...

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