Community Impact

Siembra Latinos Fund: Growing Opportunity for Latinos

Growing Opportunity A new philanthropic initiative, The Siembra Latinos Fund (SLF) has been created by a group of local Latino leaders to empower the Latino community in Monterey County.  The fund is focused on creating change now and investing in the future well-being of Latino residents throughout Monterey County. Siembra means “to sow,” and the goal of fund organizers is...

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Changing Lives of Women & Girls in Monterey County

Celeste Islas Women's fund speaker and GHGH participant

The timing is right, the message is clear: women are harnessing their power to make change. In the time of the #MeToo movement, and the realization that human trafficking is happening locally, awareness and hope gripped the 575 people gathered at the Community Foundation for Monterey County’s 13th annual Women’s Fund Luncheon. “Where we are is in a moment of real awakening...

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Women’s Fund Luncheon 2018

Tickets For tickets please visit Eventbrite, for sponsorship information contact Mackenzie Little at (831) 375-9712 x111, or for more information contact Jan McAlister x120. We hope to see you there!

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Southern Monterey County Foundation 2017 Grants

King City Boxing Club- SMCF grantee

Don’t call the young members of the King City Boxing Club scrappy,  call them hungry, says boxing club director and coach Rodolfo Tapia-Salazar. “They are hungry, with a lot of promise,” said Tapia- Salazar, the coach who turned pro at the age of 16 in Mexico. He provides a mix of toughness and compassion to impart life skills as well as...

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Community Impact Information Session – Salinas

You are invited to learn about the Community Foundation for Monterey County’s Community Impact grant program. Applications for the 1) Children & Youth and 2) Health & Human Services program areas are due by 5:00 PM, February 2, 2018. The purpose of this presentation is to help new applicants better understand what we look for in a strong application.   Who Should Attend? Grant...

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Community Impact Information Session – Monterey

You are invited to learn about the Community Foundation for Monterey County’s Community Impact grant program. Applications for the 1) Children & Youth and 2) Health & Human Services program areas are due by 5:00 PM, February 2, 2018. The purpose of this presentation is to help new applicants better understand what we look for in a strong application. Who Should Attend? Grant writers...

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It’s Scholarship Season!

Apply now for scholarships

More than $800,000 Available for 2018 The Community Foundation for Monterey County is pleased to announce that more than $800,000 is available for scholarship applicants through over 40 scholarship programs in 2018. Students can apply through our online system through one application for up to 30 different scholarship programs. The application period begins January 5, deadline to complete an application is...

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