Blog & Events

Lydia Villarreal Honored as 2019 Distinguished Trustee

Judge Lydia Villarreal’s vast impact on Monterey County was celebrated Wednesday, October 30, 2019 when she was honored with the   2019 Distinguished Trustee Award by the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC). Each year the CFMC presents the Distinguished Trustee Award to an individual or couple who has demonstrated philanthropic leadership in our region. The award, now in its...

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Stories of Legacy Giving

Many individuals and families have entrusted the Community Foundation for Monterey (CFMC) to carry out their charitable wishes. Whether you have a specific charitable vision, would like to support a field of interest or leave an unrestricted gift, the CFMC will steward the philanthropic resources entrusted to us and make sure your unique wishes are realized. Here are just some...

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Year-End Giving Strategies & Deadlines

Year-End Giving

There are many ways to integrate charitable giving into your financial planning in 2019. The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) can help. Each of these options offer tax advantages and can help you make a meaningful difference. We can help you customize a solution that works for you. Be sure to make your gifts by the deadlines for a...

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Supporting the Small But Mighty: Capacity Building for Smaller Nonprofits

By Kaki Rusmore, Director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County This blog originally appeared in the Alliance for Nonprofit Management September 2019 Between 50 and 75 percent of nonprofit organizations have budgets under $100,000 and less than two staff members. Many are all volunteer. Small, grassroots organizations are often deeply embedded in their communities and committed...

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From South County to Antarctica – A Voyage for Science Students

By Cristina Medina Dirksen, CFMC Communications Coordinator  Denise Hardoy will literally go to the ends of the earth for her students. The San Antonio Elementary School science teacher is headed to Antarctica in October 2019 to conduct hands-on climate change research. She’s only one of five educators from around the world selected and will share her daily activities live with...

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President’s Blog: Philanthropy as a Force for Good

Philanthropy for good

By Dan Baldwin, President/CEO, Community Foundation for Monterey County Fasten your seatbelts.  If the past several years produced anxiety about the ability of our governmental systems and civil society writ large to hold fast in the face of unprecedented discourse and underhanded tactics, the next year or so could be overwhelming.  A lot of what creates sleepless nights is a...

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Honoring a Legacy: John S. Myszak Scholarship for Future Teachers

By Cristina Medina Dirksen Communications Coordinator, Community Foundation for Monterey County Teacher John Myszak went the extra mile to instill in young people a love of learning and to prepare them for success. After putting himself through college by teaching children (and adults) ballroom dancing, he embarked on a teaching career during which he made it a point discover the way each...

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