Community Impact

Community Foundations – What We Do Together

Celebrating Community Foundations – #CFweek November 12 – 18, 2016 the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) joined hundreds of community foundations across the country to reflect and celebrate “Community Foundation Week.”* For more than 25 years, this week-long awareness campaign has educated communities about the vital role these philanthropic organizations have played in fostering local collaboration to address civic and economic...

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Philanthropic Choices: Good vs. Good

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By Betsy Buchalter Adler, Board member Community Foundation for Monterey County, Principal Adler & Colvin (retired), Trustee and Program Officer, Claire Giannini Fund Good vs Good Imagine that you’re walking down Alvarado Street in downtown Monterey, on your way to get some coffee. You’ve got a nice crisp $5 bill in your pocket; you can easily afford a large pumpkin...

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Ready, Set, Give – Monterey County Gives! 2016


Leverage Your Year-End Giving Monterey County Gives! is a community fundraising effort linking donors with participating area nonprofits. This year it kicks off with more than $600,000 in matching funds and challenge gifts. Now it’s your turn to support the “Big Ideas” of 123 local nonprofits. It’s a great way to leverage your year-end giving. In addition to donations directed to...

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President’s Blog: Celebrating Philanthropy – Like a Grand Slam

William H. Tyler CFMC 2016 Distinguished Trustee

by Dan Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County The CFMC recently held its “Celebration of Philanthropy.” Not only was it a wonderful event, topped off by Bill Tyler’s remarkable Distinguished Trustee acceptance speech, but it was truly celebratory. Why is philanthropy worth celebrating? Or, maybe more pertinently, why does philanthropy make us want to celebrate? It starts with one...

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Soberanes Fire Fund Grants At Work

Soberanes Fire Boyscouts of Silicon Valley

  We are happy to report that the Soberanes Fire is finally 100% contained and the money raised is starting to make a real difference in the impacted communities. More than $900,000 has been donated through October 2016 and the CFMC has granted nearly $300,000 through our nonprofit partners. Gifts from Near and Far The Community Foundation is overwhelmed by the...

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William H. Tyler III Named CFMC’s 2016 Distinguished Trustee

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With causes of importance from heart health care to education and the arts, William H. Tyler III continues to make a lasting impact in the lives of Monterey County residents through his generous volunteer board work and philanthropy. The Pebble Beach resident was named the Community Foundation for Monterey County’s 2016 Distinguished Trustee at the foundation’s Celebration of Philanthropy October 20...

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President’s Blog – Community Foundations Leading Change

By Dan Baldwin, President & CEO, Community Foundation for Monterey County Chair, League of California Community Foundations Community foundations are fast becoming community leaders. Last month, I had the opportunity to lead a two-day retreat of the League of California Community Foundations attended by the CEOs and board chairs of community foundations from across California. As you can imagine, there is...

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