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Tassajara Fire Fund Created

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The Community Foundation for Monterey has created the Tassajara Fire Fund to assist the Carmel Valley community in recovery efforts from the 2015 Tassajara Fire. 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 to meet needs as they arise. The CFMC has...

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Bringing the Arts to MPUSD Classrooms

The MPUSD Fund for the Arts is a field of interest fund dedicated to bringing high quality arts education to every school in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School district. During the 2014-15 school year, the MPUSD Fund for the Arts supported two different approaches to enhancing arts programming: Professional Artists in the Classroom Arts Council for Monterey County‘s Professional Artists in...

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Finding the Best CRM for Your Nonprofit

We often hear from nonprofits seeking to upgrade or purchase their first CRM – Customer/Client Relationship Management system – that fits their organization’s database needs and budget. In today’s shifting technology landscape, this process can feel daunting. Here are a couple of resources with tips and guides to walk you through this decision-making process. Beginner’s Guide to Choosing a Nonprofit...

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Scholarships Support Nursing Students

The James Bliss & Annette Sward Forestry & Nursing Scholarship awards scholarships to students from Monterey, San Benito or Santa Cruz counties who are pursuing post-secondary programs in nursing, fire science, forest conservation/management or paramedic/EMT. Since its creation in 2006, the fund has awarded over $170,000 in scholarships to 160 students. Each year, eleven students from the Maurine Church Coburn School...

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Affording College: Perspectives from 2014 Scholarship Winners

The importance of attaining a college degree, and the debt that many students and families take on to achieve that goal, are are becoming significant national issues. Students who complete a four-year degree can expect, on average, to earn $830,000 more than those with only a high school diploma over their liftetime.

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2015 Matthew Paul Finnigan Memorial Scholarship

CFMC has partnered with the Autism Society of California and the Finnigan Family, the award the inaugural Matthew Paul Finnigan Memorial Scholarship for the 2015/16 School Year. Two high school graduates were awarded scholarships for the upcoming year: Jong Ho Lee was awarded a $1,500 scholarship and Clayton Marnin was awarded a $500 scholarship.

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LEAD – Investing in Staff with Leadership Potential

Alfred Diaz Infante of CHISPA and Patrick Ellis of Chamberlain’s Children Center share the difference LEAD Institute has made for participants from their organizations. To explore how to develop leaders within your nonprofit, attend an Information Session. Application deadline is November 6, 2015 for the 2016 program.

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