Blog & Events

Be the Love: Gifts of (MC)Giving

MCGives!

By Dan Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County and Steve John, CEO, Monterey Peninsula Foundation November and December have become Monterey County Gives! season. While MCGives! doesn’t provide you days off or generate brightly wrapped packages, it does have some essential holiday characteristics. For starters, it’s a celebration. The act of giving should always be joyous, and a look...

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Philanthropy Celebrated

The annual Celebration of Philanthropy of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) thanks those who support and partner with the CFMC to invest in healthy, safe, vibrant communities. The 2019 reception took place at Corral de Tierra Country Club in Salinas and was attended by more than 250 friends and supporters. See Event Slideshow Grantmaking as Catalyst for Growth...

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Lydia Villarreal Honored as 2019 Distinguished Trustee

Judge Lydia Villarreal’s vast impact on Monterey County was celebrated Wednesday, October 30, 2019 when she was honored with the   2019 Distinguished Trustee Award by the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC). Each year the CFMC presents the Distinguished Trustee Award to an individual or couple who has demonstrated philanthropic leadership in our region. The award, now in its...

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Stories of Legacy Giving

Many individuals and families have entrusted the Community Foundation for Monterey (CFMC) to carry out their charitable wishes. Whether you have a specific charitable vision, would like to support a field of interest or leave an unrestricted gift, the CFMC will steward the philanthropic resources entrusted to us and make sure your unique wishes are realized. Here are just some...

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Year-End Giving Strategies & Deadlines

Year-End Giving

There are many ways to integrate charitable giving into your financial planning in 2019. 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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Supporting the Small But Mighty: Capacity Building for Smaller Nonprofits

By Kaki Rusmore, Director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County This blog originally appeared in the Alliance for Nonprofit Management September 2019 Between 50 and 75 percent of nonprofit organizations have budgets under $100,000 and less than two staff members. Many are all volunteer. Small, grassroots organizations are often deeply embedded in their communities and committed...

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From South County to Antarctica – A Voyage for Science Students

By Cristina Medina Dirksen, CFMC Communications Coordinator  Denise Hardoy will literally go to the ends of the earth for her students. The San Antonio Elementary School science teacher is headed to Antarctica in October 2019 to conduct hands-on climate change research. She’s only one of five educators from around the world selected and will share her daily activities live with...

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