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$52,000 Awarded to 16 Neighborhood Groups

The Community Foundation for Monterey County announced the recipients of the 2015 Neighborhood Grants Program (NGP).  The purpose of NGP is to support local residents who come together to improve their communities for themselves and their neighbors. This year 16 grassroots groups from throughout Monterey County were selected to receive financial support and additional assistance to organize ongoing activities in...

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Nonprofits Empowered Through Local Philanthropy and Peer Support

The Community Foundation for Monterey County partners with donors, nonprofits and professional advisors to create a vision of healthy, safe, vibrant communities. Rudy Futer entrusted the CFMC with his charitable vision, creating through his estate the Rudy E. Futer Fund for Human and Humane Needs. He directed that the fund be used to make grants for direct human services supporting...

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Investing in Healthy, Safe and Vibrant Communities

Giving Together The power of partnership between our donors, fund holders and nonprofit organizations continues to positively impact our community.  In 2014, the CFMC, together with its donor advisors, distributed more than $11 million in 935 grants to 415 agencies in Monterey County and beyond. Grants have been steadily increasing, growing 75% since 2010.

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2014 Annual Report

The 2014 Annual Report highlights the “Power of Partnership” and the many ways that we work with donors, nonprofits, professional advisors, community leaders, and other funders to create healthy, safe, vibrant communities throughout Monterey County.

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Donor Advisor Co-Investment

The CFMC encourages collaboration and adds value to our fund holders’ philanthropy through deep community knowledge of local nonprofit organizations. Twice each year, donor advisors receive a list of dozens of grantmaking opportunities to support programs in a wide variety of interest areas.

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A Force for Good: Nancy Ausonio

Nancy Ausonio is a down-to-earth dynamo. She is a role model for others who seek to make a difference. Nancy is not afraid to “dig in” on behalf of her community. Whether it’s beautifying her hometown of Castroville by gardening on clean up day, serving as a board member for a nonprofit organization, or contributing to worthwhile causes, she likes to give back any way she can. From the Artichoke Festival to the local...

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Southern Monterey County Foundation Founding Family

The Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation, was formed by an advisory board of local residents. It serves King City and communities south to the Monterey county line. The advisory board has a deep understanding of local needs. In 2014, its first year, the SMCF granted $27,500 to eleven nonprofit organizations.

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