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Nonprofit Resources & Toolkits

The arrival of spring brings more daylight hours, but not more hours in the day. Time spent frantically searching for a template to revise your bylaws or a sample calendar to guide your communications plan can mean time not spent delivering programs or meeting your mission. The good news is that templates, guides and other helpful resources are just a few...

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Comparing Financial Aid Award Letters

You’ve applied to college, submitted your FAFSA and Cal grant Applications, received your Student Aid Report, been accepted to one or more colleges, and now have financial aid award letters to compare. Understanding your financial aid award letters is critical to comparing the costs of attending different colleges. Understanding your financial aid award letters is critical to comparing the costs...

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Inside Grants and Programs – “Grantmaking Plus”

Everything we do at the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) is connected to our mission: “to inspire philanthropy and be a catalyst for strengthening communities throughout Monterey County.” – Laurel Lee-Alexander,  CFMC Vice President Grants & Programs Strengthening Nonprofits What does that mean to the Grants and Programs team? In a nutshell, by strengthening the nonprofit sector, we strengthen communities. ...

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Fueling the Potential of Women & Girls

Improving Women’s Well-Being in Monterey County Just how are women in Monterey County faring when it comes to key well-being factors such as health, personal safety, earning rates and political empowerment? Monterey County is ranked #38 out of the California’s 58 counties, according to the California Budget & Policy Center’s “California Women’s Well-Being Index” report released March 29, 2016. “The California...

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Donor Advised Fund Enhances Philanthropy

Investing in the Community – Kevin Cartwright & Steve Eimer Kevin Cartwright and her husband Steve Eimer have long been investors in our community. They began working with the CFMC after a good year financially, and created the Eimer/Cartwright donor advised fund which eased their tax situation. “We had been aware of the Foundation’s great reputation,” said Kevin, “and after learning...

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Southern Monterey County Foundation Awards Grants

SMCF Awards Over $10,000 to Benefit South County Residents  Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF), an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, has awarded its second year of grants. The SMCF raises funds to provide grants to strengthen communities from King City to points south. It is guided by an advisory board of local residents who have a deep understanding...

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2016 Board Members Announced

Back (l to r): James Panetta, Stephen McGowan, Ken Wright, Judge John M. Phillips (retired), Ken Petersen, Greg Chilton, Birt Johnson, Jr., Catherine Kobrinsky-Evans, Stephen Dart, Rick Kennifer. Seated (l to r): Betsy Buchalter Adler, Patti Hiramoto, Erica Padilla-Chavez, Anna Marie Ponce, Tina Starkey Lopez, Gail Delorey, Ida Lopez Chan, Tonya Antle. Not pictured: Raul Rodriguez.  New Board Members and Officers Announced...

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