Blog & Events

Generation to Generation – Planning Your Succession of Giving

Legacy Planning

By Betsy Buchalter Adler, Guest Blogger, Community Foundation for Monterey County Board member, Donor Educator Series Presenter In my parents’ modest home, back in the 1950s, there was a “pushke” – a small tin box with a slot in the top for coins. At the end of his workday, when my father emptied his pockets, the change went into the pushke....

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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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Irvine Foundation Partners with CFMC on $1.25 Million Grant Program for Salinas

The James Irvine Foundation of San Francisco, California will invest $1.25 million in resident engagement and leadership development in Salinas, CA. They have chosen the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) as their regranting partner for an 18-month pilot program. $1.25 Million Invested $1 million dollars will be regranted to local nonprofits in Salinas to build their organizational strengths, and...

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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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President’s Blog: Mad For Millennials

Millennials in the Workforce

By Dan Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) You’ve seen the YouTube videos. Young man or woman – generally in their mid-20’s – is in a job interview being asked standard questions. The applicant, holding their smartphone, interrupts to ask whether they’ll get time off to surf. Interviewer looks puzzled, then moves on. Applicant interrupts again to ask...

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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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Exploring the Wonders of Monterey Bay-Jack O’Neill and Harry Hind Endowment

A new endowed fund will support O’Neill Sea Odyssey (OSO), which was founded in 1996 by Jack O’Neill, surfing giant, wetsuit pioneer and philanthropist. O’Neill, who was a staple on the Santa Cruz surf scene, passed away in June 2017. However, his legacy of love for the ocean lives on through OSO, which turns the Monterey Bay into an interactive,...

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