Community Impact

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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5 Tips To Organize Your Grant Proposal

Preparing a strong grant proposal is like a team sport, where staff input, board approval, and proposal writers all come together to bring an application over the finish line. This can be challenging when important documents and data exist in different locations, files, or computers. Taking some time in advance to organize your game plan can help. Local consultant, Susan...

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Women’s Fund – Creating Opportunity

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A scholarship isn’t just money to Francisca “Frieda” Rios – it’s opportunity. It’s being able to buy a computer to do homework and research from home. It’s knowing that making homework a priority when she finishes her shift at a local pizza shop is a must because people she doesn’t know have invested in her and have faith in her...

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Next Level Giving – Carmel Realty Co.

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We interviewed Bill Mitchell, Managing Director, Carmel Realty Company, about partnering with the Community Foundation for Monterey County through the Carmel Realty Foundation, his company’s donor advised fund, to take their giving to the next level. The Carmel Realty Company (CRC) has a rich history and a reputation for integrity, longevity and excellence. Now in its fourth generation in local real...

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8 Things You Can Do Now to Empower Women & Girls

Women's Fund Lunch

By Tracy Gary, Author “Inspired Philanthropy,” 2017 Women’s Fund Luncheon Keynote Speaker  Keep Marching, Giving Together We are awake as never before. It is, as has been said, “the best of times (for some) and the worst of times” for others. Let’s be here for those that need it and lift all while shaping the world we want. We stand on the...

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