Community Impact

The Big Community Give – Monterey County Gives! 2018

Monterey County Gives! brings together donors big and small to support local nonprofits and their Big Ideas. Monterey County Gives! Nov. 8 – Dec. 31, 2018 By Dan Baldwin, Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO and Steve John, Monterey Peninsula Foundation CEO  Monterey County Gives! is here—nonprofits have submitted their applications highlighting their Big Idea for this year, website retooling is...

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Panettas Honored at 2018 Celebration of Philanthropy

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 (l to r) CFMC Board Chair, Ken Petersen, Distinguished Trustee Recipients Leon and Sylvia Panetta, CFMC President/CEO, Dan Baldwin Leon and Sylvia Panetta Honored for Philanthropic Leadership  Secretary Leon Panetta and Sylvia Panetta have made an incredible impact on the Central Coast. Their accomplishments were celebrated Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC). 2018 Distinguished...

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Siembra Latinos Fund Launches, Announces Grants

Siembra Latinos Launch

Siembra Latinos Fund  More than 100 supporters of the Siembra Latinos Fund (SLF) of the Community Foundation for Monterey County gathered at the Taylor Farms Building in Salinas, CA Thursday, September 27, 2018 to launch the new Latino-focused philanthropic initiative. The SLF, created by a group of local Latino leaders to empower the Latino community, has set its sights on creating...

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Northern Monterey County Foundation Makes 2018 Grants

Northern Monterey COunty Foundation

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2018 Media Contact: Amanda Holder, Director of Communications / 831.375-9712 / amandah@cfmco.org General Information: 831.375.9712 / www.cfmco.org / www.facebook.com/cfmco / www.twitter.com/cfmco NORTHERN MONTEREY COUNTY FOUNDATION  ANNOUNCES 2018 GRANTS: $35,500 AWARDED TO 14 NONPROFITS Monterey County, California — The Northern Monterey County Foundation (NMCF), an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County,...

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Southern Monterey County Foundation 2018 Grants Available

Southern Monterey County Foundation Members

2018 Grants Available from the Southern Monterey County Foundation The Southern Monterey County Foundation, an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, has $15,000 available to grant in 2018 to nonprofit organizations, public programs and other groups serving Southern Monterey County Residents. Grants are expected to range from $500 to $2,000 and focus on projects and programs that...

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President’s Blog: The Citizenship Question

President's Blog: Census 2020

By Dan Baldwin, President/CEO, Community Foundation for Monterey County The Citizenship Question April 2020 seems like a long way off, but from the standpoint of the 2020 Census, it’s just around the corner. The planning and effort that goes into the census is enormous. In any census year there are difficulties in gaining an accurate count, but given that we’re...

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Grantmaking: Opportunity & Impact

2017 Annual Report Grantees

Community Impact grants make a difference 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 are some stories behind the numbers. Here we highlight four grantees...

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