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Inside the Numbers

Community foundations can’t seem to avoid numbers. Total assets. Grants. Gifts. We especially focus on them as we finish one year and start another. I’m happy to report that the CFMC’s 2014 numbers are good. Nearly $180 million in total assets.  A record $11.3 million in grants. $13.1 million in gifts. All signs of a healthy community foundation. But, sometimes,...

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Capacity Builders Network Members Collaborate to Benefit Local Nonprofits

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence and other members of the Capacity Builders Network have been meeting quarterly for the past two years to coordinate efforts to boost the effectiveness of local nonprofits. Thanks to the generous support of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the group hosted a talk by Lucy Bernholz on December 2 about Future Nonprofit Trends, especially...

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Monterey County Gives! Raises $1.33 Million

The 2014 Monterey County Gives! campaign was the most successful ever thanks to the 1,500 generous donors who supported the campaign. More than $1.33 million was raised to benefit 101 local nonprofits.

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Legacy Society Luncheon Celebrates Impact

More than 150 guests attended the annual Legacy Society Luncheon on February 24 at the Monterey Plaza Hotel. President/CEO, Dan Baldwin gave a first glimpse into last year’s asset growth and record grantmaking. He emphasized that the foundation’s impact is only made possible thanks to those who have chosen the CFMC as their philanthropic partner.

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“Becoming Visible” — The Fund for Homeless Women

Michael Reid, associate rector at St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church was moved to action by a letter from a formerly homeless woman named Joyce. She described her life as a homeless person, spending the night outside in the elements without a sleeping bag or tent, being vulnerable and living in fear. “She wanted to do whatever she could to make...

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Give Local: The Brown Family Fund

Ann and Jay Brown recently opened the Brown Family Fund at the CFMC. We asked Ann, who was the 2013 CFMC Board Chair, why she and her husband made the decision to partner with the CFMC. The CFMC will be here to take care of the people of Monterey County. You shop local, eat local, why not give local? –...

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Monterey County “Gave!”

You gave big through Monterey County Gives! 1,712 donors contributed a total of $1.33 million to benefit more than 100 local nonprofits. 2014 was another record year for the annual campaign of the Monterey County Weekly. Kinship Center received the most gifts overall. The CFMC provided additional grants of $1,000 each to Peace of Mind Dog Rescue for attracting the...

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