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Rick and Tonya Antle – Paying it Forward

(Rick Antle passed away April 14, 2018. This interview was published in 2016). Rick Antle was the leader of agricultural giant Tanimura & Antle. Tonya is best known for blazing the trail for organic produce as VP of Marketing at Earthbound Farms, and is now a community volunteer. They use their CFMC donor advised fund to give to the causes that...

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Bill Tyler: Giving by Design

The Community Foundation is a design studio for philanthropy that invites you to pull up a chair at the table. You would be simply amazed at the possibilities.” – Bill Tyler With causes of importance from heart health care to education and the arts, William H. Tyler III continues to make a lasting impact in the lives of Monterey County...

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Interns – A Valued Community Resource

Every year students at local colleges and universities serve in our community, but many nonprofits are unaware of them as a resource right here in our own backyard. Peace Corps Volunteers Continue Service The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) admits “Returned Peace Corps Volunteers” participating in the Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship Program. The program offers graduate students...

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Investing in Education – Church Brothers -True Leaf Farms Scholarship

Investing in the education of children of employees is “just the right thing to do,” says Brian Church, CEO of Salinas-based Church Brothers – True Leaf Farms. The Salinas-based family-run produce, grower/processor and shipper has begun making a close-to home investment in the future of its workers by establishing a scholarship fund at the CFMC to help children of eligible...

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Board Officers Share Experiences in CNE Series

By Susie Polnaszek, Community Foundation for Monterey County Program Officer, Center for Nonprofit Excellence. I am inspired by the dedication and community-focus of the nonprofit board leaders I meet through the CNE’s monthly Board Officers’ Roundtable Series. They come from all parts of Monterey County and spend their time and energy supporting youth and libraries, seniors and visual art and...

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President’s Blog – Soberanes Fire Reveals Community Character

Dan Baldwin, President & CEO, Community Foundation for Monterey County (photo by Bradley Zeve, Monterey County Weekly) Disasters don’t create character; they reveal it. The Soberanes Fire has made clear that the residents of Monterey County are resilient and caring. Certainly, one of the reasons we choose to live here is our wonderful outdoors, including the rugged and beautiful landscape of...

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Soberanes Fire Fund Created

CFMC Creates Soberanes Fire Fund The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has created the Soberanes Fire Fund to assist the affected community in recovery efforts from the #SoberanesFire which began July 22, 2016. Donations to this fund will provide support in the aftermath of the fire. Grants from the fund will be distributed to nonprofit agencies assisting individuals and organizations...

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