Blog & Events

President’s Blog: 2020 The Bright Side

By Dan Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County We’ve all heard, said or shared the jokes: what more could go wrong in 2020? Locusts? Spaceships? Frogs falling from the sky? Even old timers (wait, I’m an old timer…) can’t remember the confluence of public health, economic, civic unrest and just plain anxiety that has pervaded our daily lives. And...

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Paying it Forward: Judy Guzman Krueger

Judy Guzman Krueger believes those who have achieved have an obligation to reach back and help others achieve. Her parents exemplified this principal. Her father Gilbert, born in CA to immigrant parents, was the only one of 8 children to earn a college degree. This paved his way for success. He was studying Spanish in Mexico and met her mother,...

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Year-End Giving Strategies & Deadlines

There are many ways to integrate charitable giving into your financial planning in 2020. The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) can help. Each of these options offer tax advantages and can help you make a meaningful difference. We can help you customize a solution that works for you. Be sure to make your gifts by the deadlines for a...

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Stories of Legacy Giving

Stories of Legacy Giving Many individuals and families have entrusted the Community Foundation for Monterey (CFMC) to carry out their charitable wishes. Our latest legacy newsletter shares the stories of Steve and Barbara Brooks, Charlie Snorf, Maxwell Chaplin, Lowel Figen, Terry Jones Haber and Jim Valentine, whose generosity will leave a lasting impact. Whether you have a specific charitable vision,...

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Latinos & COVID-19: A Discussion LINK

The Siemba Latinos Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County held a Zoom discussion on October 8, 2020 about COVID-19 impacts on Monterey County Latinos. The virus has adversely impacted Latino/as in Monterey County. Data released by the County of Monterey demonstrates a higher prevalence of cases among Latinos at 93% of cases despite being 61% of the total...

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CFMC Awards More Than $3 Million in COVID-19 Grants

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the lives of Monterey County residents. Since launching March 16, 2020, COVID-19 Relief Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has provided critical funding for food, housing, mental health and program support to nonprofits serving Monterey County residents in need. The CFMC granted $3,023,762 in the first six months(through September 16,...

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Monterey County Fire Relief Fund Grants $165,165

The River, Carmel and Dolan fires that broke out in Monterey County beginning August 16 caused the loss of more than 120 structures so far and thousands of evacuations. The Dolan Fire doubled in size overnight on September 7 and injured three firefighters. There have also been many positive stories of neighbors helping neighbors. One way people have come together...

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