Blog & Events

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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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. From its launch March 16 through May, the CFMC’s COVID-19 Relief Fund granted $2,178,025 in 91 grants to 84 nonprofits serving vulnerable...

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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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