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Homeless Women Countywide Report


Report Sheds Light on Homeless Women in Monterey County By Janet Shing, CFMC Director of Grant Making More than 2,700 women living without shelter accessed healthcare from County clinics last year and our local schools served more than 6,000 homeless children! In 2016 the Community Foundation for Monterey County commissioned an assessment of homeless women on the Monterey Peninsula to answer questions...

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President’s Blog: Challenging Johnson Amendment Repeal

By Dan Baldwin, Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO There’s talk of doing away with the Johnson Amendment, a law that prohibits nonprofits, including churches, from endorsing political candidates. Divides Church and State, Clamps Partisan Endorsements In place since 1954, the Johnson Amendment has created a bright line in the separation of church and state. Ministers, and other religious leaders, are not...

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College Futures Monterey County


Everyone Wins When More Students Succeed We believe that every young person should have the opportunity to pursue their educational, career, and life goals. College degrees are vital to a thriving economy and building healthy, safe, vibrant communities in Monterey County. However, too many of our young people with the ability and desire to succeed in college lack the support...

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New Additions to CFMC Board of Directors

CFMC board of directors additions

Three new additions to the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) Board of Directors come from nonprofit, real estate and the wine industry. Betsey H. Pearson, Bill Mitchell and Jeff Eikenberry were recently voted on to the board of directors to serve three–year terms for the CFMC, which manages more than $209 million in assets comprised of charitable funds created by individuals,...

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Supporting & Coaching the Nonprofit Leader


 Photo: LEAD coach Jennifer Britton, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (l)  and Pearl Sanchez, LEAD alum from Turning Point of Central California (r) By Susie Polnaszek, Community Foundation for Monterey County Program Officer, Center for Nonprofit Excellence. What does it take to thrive as a nonprofit leader today when there’s no shortage of challenge, stress, and uncertainty? Connecting with other executives can make a difference. As...

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President’s Blog – Election: Trust & Act

President's Blog 2017

  By Dan Baldwin, Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO Presidential elections typically answer more questions than they ask. However, the 2016 election seems to have put a lot of the country in a wait-and-see holding pattern on just about every aspect of governance as we’ve come to know it. Health care. Foreign policy. Immigration. The environment. The economy. As...

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President’s Blog: Year-End “Monterey County Giving”


Monterey County Giving by Dan Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County Year-end always seems to prompt thinking about what was accomplished over the past 12 months.  Our lives run at such warp speeds, that we move from one item to the next to the next, and so on. Every now and then we just need to take a breath and...

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