Blog & Events

President’s Blog – Legacy Giving

Legacy Giving The CFMC held its annual Legacy Society Luncheon on March 2. The Legacy Society is comprised of folks who have let us know they’ve included the CFMC in their estate plans, have established a charitable remainder trust or charitable gift annuity with the CFMC, have started an endowed fund, or made life gifts of $25,000 to any of...

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Development Training for Nonprofits – Series Begins 3/23/16

The Individual Donor Development Institute (IDDI) is back, due to popular demand!  You may wish for individuals to contribute to your nonprofit organization, but how do you make that happen? One Participant’s Story – The Village Project Regina Mason, a volunteer with Seaside’s The Village Project, Inc (TVP) shared some insights with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence about how IDDI made it happen for...

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Great Grants

Community Foundation for Monterey County grants are making a meaningful difference for many people and communities throughout Monterey County. These grants also received support from CFMC donor advisors. To see more grants in each impact area, please visit www.cfmco.org/recentgrants. Orchestra in the Schools $12,000 for an after-school music education program Orchestra in the Schools (OITS) provides high quality small and large group instruction to...

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Scholarships and College Affordability

College affordability and student loan debt are serious issues for prospective college students. Especially among low-income and first-generation college students, the high costs of tuition, book, housing and transportation along with an aversion to debt create barriers to attaining a college degree. Many students don’t even consider college, attend only part-time (drastically decreasing their likelihood of completion), or drop out...

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Next Steps for Small Nonprofits

If you are like many small nonprofits in Monterey County, you have a track record of delivering a strong program, but the dream of tackling projects to strengthen your nonprofit’s infrastructure often gets stuck on the back burner. Next Steps for Small Nonprofits aims to help make that dream a reality for eight local organizations. Grantmaking “Plus” Wrap-around Support Next Steps...

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A Record Year for Scholarships

2015 was another big year for scholarships at the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC). In 2015 the CFMC awarded 85 scholarships totaling $285,000. Scholarship winners came from throughout Monterey County, representing every public high school. Recipients are attending schools such as UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Fresno State, UC Davis, and UCLA as well as CSU Monterey Bay and Monterey...

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President’s Blog – Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Writing a blog in January begs the question of whether to look back or look forward.  Maybe some of both. 2015 was another remarkable year for the CFMC. As the year progressed, we began to adopt a theme of “Giving Together,” a recognition that the assets and grants of the CFMC stem from a collection of funds and donors with...

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