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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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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President’s Blog – Community Foundations: Here for Good

Reflections of Place There is an adage in our field that goes, “If you’ve seen one community foundation, you’ve seen one community foundation.” As place-based centers of philanthropy, all community foundations will be different because they’re reflections of the donors, needs, geography and people of the communities they serve. In Monterey County, each item on that list has its own...

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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 bustle of a busy schedule of challenging classes, new faces, friends and ideas and life in the dorms are college experiences she’s grateful to have. The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) College Futures Scholarship recipient shared her inspiring story of college...

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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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