Community Impact

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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2017 NGP Grantees Build Community

NGP Grantee PANES

From teaching boxing and fitness as ways to encourage and empower youth to be healthy, to providing support for Spanish-speaking parents with special needs children, the 2017 Community Foundation for Monterey County Neighborhood Grants Program (NGP) grantees have varied missions in mind. All, however, are small, grassroots organizations working to improve their communities. The Community Foundation is committed to supporting...

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Stories of Impact: Immigration

Catholic Charities

This series of blog posts focuses on Community Impact grantee highlights in the areas of Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation, Children & Youth, Health & Human Services, Community Development and Environment & Animal Welfare.  Grantee Highlight Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey Over the last year, political uncertainty regarding immigration policy has caused an unprecedented surge in people seeking out immigration...

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Philanthropy by Design – Annual Report

2016 Annual Report Details Record Year No two people have exactly the same reasons and goals for giving. The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) crafts individual solutions to help each person achieve his or her unique philanthropic vision. It all connects. Donors establish funds and recommend grants. Grants fuel nonprofit organizations in Monterey County and beyond. Nonprofit programs and services...

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Big Sur Aid Topped $1.3 Million

Big Sur Relief

Community Rallied to Support Big Sur In the wake of a fire, then flooding, then a landslide that isolated iconic Big Sur, generosity proved be just as formidable as the destruction caused. Donations topped $1.3 million to aid the Big Sur community through the Big Sur Relief and Soberanes Fire Funds of the Community Foundation for Monterey County. Help was...

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