Neighborhood Grants Program

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2017 CFMC Annual Report

Opportunity & Impact:2017 Annual Report Opportunity and Impact: words that are important to the Community Foundation for Monterey County Whether through grantmaking or the development of new initiatives, we seek opportunities that will make deep impact on our communities. This also takes form in our resource development efforts, as donor advisors or those working on their estate plans seek a...

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Press Release: Neighborhood Grants Program Surpasses $1 Million

NGP grantee Friends of Marina Parks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2018 Media Contact: Amanda Holder, Communications Officer 831.375.9712 x123 / 831.320.7102 cell / NEIGHBORHOOD GRANTS PROGRAM SURPASSES $1 MILLION – $50,000 Awarded in 2018 to 15 Volunteer-led Groups by the Community Foundation for Monterey County Salinas, CA – The Neighborhood Grants Program of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has hit a $1...

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2017 NGP Grantees Build Community


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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Neighborhood Grants Program – Small Grants, Big Impact

Gabriel Trujillo is only 18, yet the North Monterey County High School graduate has big ideas about wanting kids in his small community of Castroville to think big about higher education. As president of the Castroville Midnighters Car Club Youth group, Trujillo has helped organize car washes to raise money to take high school students on college trips. “We want...

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