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COVID-19 Relief Fund

COVID-19 Relief Fund The COVID-19 Relief Fund addresses the immediate and longer-term needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents. The Community Foundation for Monterey County created the fund in partnership with the Monterey Peninsula Foundation to help those affected by the impact of the Coronavirus in Monterey County. We’re concerned about community health, and people facing economic hardship and food...

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Responding to COVID-19

The Community Foundation for Monterey County is concerned with the well being of its staff, donors, nonprofit partners and the residents of Monterey County impacted by COVID-19. We have created the COVID-19 Relief Fund to support local nonprofits assisting our most vulnerable residents. See a list of grantee organizations or apply at: www.cfmco.org/CovidGrants. If you are an individual in need of...

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Gafill, Pezzini Named to CFMC Board of Directors

The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) is pleased to announce the addition of Kirk Gafill  and Joe Pezzini to their 2020 Board of Directors. Kirk Gafill, a native of Big Sur, is President/CFO of Nepenthe/Phoenix Corporation, a family business. He worked his way up from dishwashing to the helm of Nepenthe restaurant, founded by his grandparents. I am honored...

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Record Grants Announced

Community Foundation for Monterey County grants $19.2 million in 2019, Surpasses $200 million total grantmaking MONTEREY COUNTY, CA – People who partnered with the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) in their philanthropy set a new mark for generosity in 2019. Grants totaling $19.2 million were awarded to more than 890 nonprofit organizations thanks to caring individuals, families and businesses who work...

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My Scholarship Story: Jesus Floriano-Ramirez

My name is Jesus Floriano-Ramirez The Community Foundation for Monterey County has made my college experience a very memorable one. I never imagined myself attending a four-year institution or even standing in front of such a big crowd sharing my journey. I come from very humble beginnings. My parents are both immigrants from the country of Mexico. As a child...

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Southern Monterey County Foundation Awards Grants

Monterey County, California — The Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF) granted $27,900 to 19 nonprofit organizations in December 2019 for projects, programs and capital projects in 2020 serving the residents of King City and points south. To date, $121,500 has been granted from the SMCF for organizations providing community-based services aimed at improving the quality of life for Southern Monterey...

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CFMC Allocates $500,000 in Census 2020 Grants: Co-Hosts Convening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2020 Community Foundation for Monterey County Allocates More Than $500,000 in Census 2020 Grants to Local Nonprofits for a Fair and Accurate Count – Co-hosts  Convening February 7, 2020 Monterey County, CA – Preparation for the 2020 United States Census is going full steam ahead in Monterey County with the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC)...

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