Blog & Events

CFMC Names Francine Rodd, Judy Guzman Krueger to Board of Directors

The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) is pleased to announce the addition of Francine Rodd and Judy Guzman Krueger to their Board of Directors. Francine Rodd, of Marina, is Executive Director of First 5 Monterey County (F5MC). The vision for F5MC is to ensure that all children reach their unique potential in a family and community that values, respects,...

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2019 Annual Report Now Online

“Never has the Community Foundation for Monterey County felt more vital. Staying disciplined yet entrepreneurial in good times, nimble and responsive in difficult times, we provide critical resources to help sustain the nonprofit services that have become the lifeblood of our community.” On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the CFMC, we hope you enjoy this annual report,...

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COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants Top $2.9 Million

As Monterey County residents, nonprofits and businesses adapt to shifting conditions, the Community Foundation for Monterey County’s (CFMC) COVID-19 Relief Fund is providing critical funding for food, housing, mental health and operations to Monterey County nonprofits. From its launch March 16 through July 28, the CFMC’s COVID-19 Relief Fund granted $2,973,762 in 126 grants to nonprofits serving vulnerable individuals and...

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We Didn’t Listen Closely Enough to African American Outcry

By Birt Johnson Jr., Chair and Dan Baldwin, President & CEO, Community  Community Foundation for Monterey County This Guest Commentary appeared in The Monterey Herald June 6, 2020  The emergence of COVID-19 created a profound public health and economic crisis, both locally and worldwide. The Community Foundation for Monterey County established the COVID-19 Relief Fund in response and granted $2.3 million...

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President’s Blog: After the Outrage

By Dan Baldwin, Community Foundation for Monterey County President, CEO In late March this blog focused on the emerging crisis of COVID 19. It was clear we were about to experience a profound public health and economic crisis for Monterey County. Thankfully, the public health concerns haven’t yet reached the proportions that models predicted. The economic fallout of shelter in...

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Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Launches Small Business Relief Fund at the CFMC

As regional businesses, government, and community organizations struggle to address tremendous challenges sparked by coronavirus/COVID-19, the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) in conjunction with the City of Monterey established a Monterey Peninsula Small Business Relief Fund (Fund) through the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC). This program is solely directed at small businesses of 1-20 employees that have been...

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LEAD 2020 – 10 Years of Growing Leadership

Participants in the 2020 LEAD Institute of the Community Foundation for Monterey County are up and running with a constellation of online assignments, small group conversation, reflection and practice. LEAD always has emphasized that relationships are at the heart of leadership. Despite adjustments made to conduct gatherings virtually due to COVID-19 and shelter in place orders, these 19 nonprofit leaders...

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