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COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants More than $2 Million to 84 Nonprofits

As Monterey County residents, nonprofits and businesses settle into an uncertain “new normal,” 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. Since launching March 16, the CFMC’s COVID-19 Relief Fund granted $2,178,025 in 91 grants to 84 nonprofits serving vulnerable individuals and families...

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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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COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants Top $1.3 Million

April 17, 2020 COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants Top $1.3 Million in First Month Fund at Community Foundation for Monterey County Helps Meet Community Needs   Monterey County, California — Just one month ago on March 16, 2020, the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) launched the COVID-19 Relief Fund. The fund, created in partnership with the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, provides...

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$35,000 in Grants Available from the Northern Monterey County Foundation

The Northern Monterey County Foundation (NMCF), an affiliate fund of the  Community Foundation for Monterey County, has $35,000 available to grant in 2020. Nonprofit organizations and groups serving the Northern Monterey County communities of Aromas, Bolsa Knolls, Boronda, Castroville, Elkhorn, Las Lomas, Moss Landing, Oak Hills, Pajaro, Prunedale, Royal Oaks or Santa Rita are encouraged to apply. Grant applications are...

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CFMC Spring 2020 Newsletter

CFMC President/CEO, Dan Baldwin, writes about responding to community need in light of the coronavirus in our Spring newsletter, Giving Matters. Other topics include the CFMC’s history and 75th anniversary, grants to spur participation in the 2020 Census and stories about our donors, who partner with us to make Monterey County a healthy, safe vibrant community. Spring 2020 Newsletter Read Now

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#CommunityCARES -Monterey Bay Region Supports Those in Need

During the COVID-19 crisis, community members have supported each other in ways big and small. The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) and the three Community Foundations in the Monterey Bay region have launched a new campaign called #CommunityCARES. The goal is to encourage residents who may not need all of their federal stimulus checks to donate what they can to...

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President’s Blog: Meeting Community Need

By Dan Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County Ten days ago, before the pace of change in our communities greatly accelerated, this blog led with a celebratory welcome to the 75th year of the Community Foundation for Monterey County. On March 26, 1945, 33 local leaders signed the documents that formed the Monterey Foundation. The list of signees includes...

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