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Record Year for Philanthropy

Community Foundation for Monterey County grants $19.2 million in 2019, Surpasses $200 million total grantmaking MONTEREY COUNTY, CA – People who partnered with the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) in their philanthropy set a new mark for generosity in 2019. Grants totaling $19.2 million were awarded to more than 890 nonprofit organizations thanks to caring individuals, families and businesses...

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Record Grants Announced

January 30, 2020 Record Year for Philanthropy Community Foundation for Monterey County grants $19.2 million in 2019, Surpasses $200 million total grantmaking MONTEREY COUNTY, CA – People who partnered with the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) in their philanthropy set a new mark for generosity in 2019. Grants totaling $19.2 million were awarded to more than 890 nonprofit organizations...

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My Scholarship Story: Jesus Floriano-Ramirez

Jesus Floriano Scholarship recipient

My name is Jesus Floriano-Ramirez The Community Foundation for Monterey County has made my college experience a very memorable one. I never imagined myself attending a four-year institution or even standing in front of such a big crowd sharing my journey. I come from very humble beginnings. My parents are both immigrants from the country of Mexico. As a child...

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Southern Monterey County Awards $27,000 in Grants

Photo: Portola Butler Continuation School received a SMCF Grant for STEM classes support

Monterey County, California — The Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF) granted $27,900 to 19 nonprofit organizations in December 2019 for projects, programs and capital projects in 2020 serving the residents of King City and points south. To date, $121,500 has been granted from the SMCF for organizations providing community-based services aimed at improving the quality of life for Southern Monterey...

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CFMC Allocates $500,000 in Census 2020 Grant: Co-Hosts 2/7/20 Convening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2020 Community Foundation for Monterey County Allocates More Than $500,000 in Census 2020 Grants to Local Nonprofits for a Fair and Accurate Count – Co-hosts Census 2020 Convening February 7, 2020 Monterey County, CA – Preparation for the 2020 United States Census is going full steam ahead in Monterey County with the Community Foundation for Monterey...

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Leslie Mulford: Flexibility with IRA Giving

By Cristina Medina Dirksen, Communications Coordinator, Community Foundation for Monterey County Leslie Mulford has always had philanthropy in her life, but she just didn’t recognize it by that word.   The instinct in me has always been to do small things for people who need it,” said Leslie. Working & Saving Leslie has worked very hard for her earnings, combining...

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$1.4 Million in 2020 Scholarships Available

ScholarshipRecipient

January 3, 2020 Media Contact: Amanda Holder, Director of Communications / 831.375.9712 x123 / amandah@cfmco.org General Information: 831.375.9712 / www.cfmco.org / www.facebook.com/cfmco / @cfmco Community Foundation Offers $1.4 Million in Scholarships  Monterey County, California — Many Monterey County students aspire to attend college, but the reality of higher education costs keeps them from achieving that dream. The Community Foundation for...

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