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Scholarships Support Nursing Students

The James Bliss & Annette Sward Forestry & Nursing Scholarship awards scholarships to students from Monterey, San Benito or Santa Cruz counties who are pursuing post-secondary programs in nursing, fire science, forest conservation/management or paramedic/EMT. Since its creation in 2006, the fund has awarded over $170,000 in scholarships to 160 students. Each year, eleven students from the Maurine Church Coburn School...

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Affording College: Perspectives from 2014 Scholarship Winners

The importance of attaining a college degree, and the debt that many students and families take on to achieve that goal, are are becoming significant national issues. Students who complete a four-year degree can expect, on average, to earn $830,000 more than those with only a high school diploma over their liftetime.

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2015 Matthew Paul Finnigan Memorial Scholarship

CFMC has partnered with the Autism Society of California and the Finnigan Family, the award the inaugural Matthew Paul Finnigan Memorial Scholarship for the 2015/16 School Year. Two high school graduates were awarded scholarships for the upcoming year: Jong Ho Lee was awarded a $1,500 scholarship and Clayton Marnin was awarded a $500 scholarship.

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LEAD – Investing in Staff with Leadership Potential

Alfred Diaz Infante of CHISPA and Patrick Ellis of Chamberlain’s Children Center share the difference LEAD Institute has made for participants from their organizations. To explore how to develop leaders within your nonprofit, attend an Information Session. Application deadline is November 6, 2015 for the 2016 program.

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$52,000 Awarded to 16 Neighborhood Groups

The Community Foundation for Monterey County announced the recipients of the 2015 Neighborhood Grants Program (NGP).  The purpose of NGP is to support local residents who come together to improve their communities for themselves and their neighbors. This year 16 grassroots groups from throughout Monterey County were selected to receive financial support and additional assistance to organize ongoing activities in...

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Nonprofits Empowered Through Local Philanthropy and Peer Support

The Community Foundation for Monterey County partners with donors, nonprofits and professional advisors to create a vision of healthy, safe, vibrant communities. Rudy Futer entrusted the CFMC with his charitable vision, creating through his estate the Rudy E. Futer Fund for Human and Humane Needs. He directed that the fund be used to make grants for direct human services supporting...

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Investing in Healthy, Safe and Vibrant Communities

Giving Together The power of partnership between our donors, fund holders and nonprofit organizations continues to positively impact our community.  In 2014, the CFMC, together with its donor advisors, distributed more than $11 million in 935 grants to 415 agencies in Monterey County and beyond. Grants have been steadily increasing, growing 75% since 2010.

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