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Northern Monterey County Foundation Awards $35,000

The Northern Monterey County Foundation (NMCF) granted $35,000 to 12 nonprofit organizations in August 2020 for projects, programs and serving the residents of Aromas, Bolsa Knolls, Boronda, Castroville, Elkhorn, Las Lomas, Moss Landing, Oak Hills, Pajaro, Prunedale, Royal Oaks and Santa Rita. One of the grants was to the Central Coast YMCA to provide programming in Pajaro Park, with a...

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Grants Available from the Southern Monterey County Foundation

The Southern Monterey County Foundation, an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, has $14,000 available to grant in 2020 to nonprofit organizations, public programs and other groups serving Southern Monterey County Residents. Grants will range from $500 to $2,000 and focus on projects and programs that benefit the communities of Southern Monterey County, which covers King City...

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Monterey County Fire Relief Fund Created

The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has created the Monterey County Fire Relief Fund to assist communities affected by the three fires burning in Monterey County. The River Fire began August 16, 2020 and the Carmel and Dolan fires began August 18, 2020. Homes have been lost and evacuations are ongoing. The fund is also a vehicle for future...

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CFMC Names Francine Rodd, Judy Guzman Krueger to Board of Directors

The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) is pleased to announce the addition of Francine Rodd and Judy Guzman Krueger to their Board of Directors. Francine Rodd, of Marina, is Executive Director of First 5 Monterey County (F5MC). The vision for F5MC is to ensure that all children reach their unique potential in a family and community that values, respects,...

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2019 Annual Report Now Online

“Never has the Community Foundation for Monterey County felt more vital. Staying disciplined yet entrepreneurial in good times, nimble and responsive in difficult times, we provide critical resources to help sustain the nonprofit services that have become the lifeblood of our community.” On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the CFMC, we hope you enjoy this annual report,...

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COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants Top $2.9 Million

As Monterey County residents, nonprofits and businesses adapt to shifting conditions, 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 July 28, the CFMC’s COVID-19 Relief Fund granted $2,973,762 in 126 grants to nonprofits serving vulnerable individuals and...

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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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