Community Impact

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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Adriana Vieyra: Aspiring for Success

Adriana Vieyra, CFMC College Futures Scholarship

Greenfield seems like a world away from Adriana Vieyra’s new life at California State University, Monterey Bay. The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) College Futures Scholarship recipient shared her inspiring story of college aspirations, overcoming disability and financial constraints with supporters at the CFMC’s 2017 Celebration of Philanthropy. The bustle of a busy schedule of challenging classes, new faces,...

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MCGives! 2017: It’s Your Turn

Leverage Your Year-End Giving Monterey County Gives! 2017 kicked off with a robust start of record challenge gifts. The campaign is a philanthropy-inspiring partnership between the Monterey County Weekly, the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation (MPF). Major supporters help further the cause of lifting nonprofits in this end of year giving campaign. They are...

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Grantmaking – Stories of Impact

Parent Institute for Quality Education

Community Impact Grants 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 2016 the Community Foundation for Monterey County granted more than $2.7 million through the foundation’s competitive programs and leadership initiatives. Here we highlight four grantees...

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Paying it Forward: Raymond Costa

Raymond Costa Family Scholarship Fund

Raymond Costa was just nine years old when an act of kindness embedded a feeling he’s never forgotten. “We had just lost my father – he died and Christmas was coming up. I’ll never forget seeing two station wagons full of toys collected in a toy drive just for my family,” said Costa.  “It was totally unexpected – that memory...

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Nonprofit Takeaways on Working with Immigrant Communities

CNE workshop helping nonprofits immigration

CNE Workshop Panel (l to r) Luz Padilla, Catholic Charities, Ricardo Nuñez, UFW Foundation, Sarait Martinez, CSUMB, Israel Villa, MILPA, Bronwyn Moreno, Hartnell College, Ariadna Renteria, Watsonville Law Center, Kaki Rusmore, Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County By Kaitlyn Throgmorton Nonprofits: Immigration & Deportation A recent Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) workshop featured a panel of...

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