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A Legacy of Caring: Maria Segovia

Maria Segovia and son Alberto

By Cristina Medina Dirksen Communications Coordinator, Community Foundation for Monterey County Maria Salazar Segovia wears bright flowers in her hair. The vibrant embroidery of her dress is as lively as her spirit. This is Maria Segovia, who is at ease with her new situation in life and that of her son, Alberto, who after more than 30 years having his...

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Census 2020: Everyone Counts!

By Erika Matadamas, CFMC Program Officer and 2020 Census Complete Count Committee for Monterey County What is Census 2020? Every 10 years, the United States Census undertakes the operation of counting everyone once, only once and in the right place. For some of us, it is standard practice to receive the form in the mail, fill it out and then...

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LEAD Institute: Investing in Leadership

LEAD Cohort 2019

Guest Blogger: Alexandra Dami Director of External Programs Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services, LEAD Participant Each month, LEAD brings together a group of nonprofit leaders to develop our skills on topics such as strategic planning, program evaluation, employee supervision, and leading a team. Each topic, diverse and robust, allows the LEAD cohort to apply the lessons to our own...

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Census 2020 Grants for a Fair and Accurate Count

Census 2020 Fund Logo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2019 Media Contact: Amanda Holder, Communications Officer / 831.375.9712 x123 / 831.320.7102 cell / Public Information: 831.375.9712 / / / Community Foundation for Monterey County to Award Census 2020 Grants for a Fair and Accurate Count Information Session Wednesday, July 10 Grant Applications Due: Friday, July 26, 2019 Monterey County, CA...

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Engaging for Good – 2018 Annual Report

Report Cover (cropped)

You know an organization is on solid footing when new levels of success are expected each year. 2018 was no different. We granted a record $18.7 million. Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) donor advisors are more active than ever, utilizing their funds to make significant investments into Monterey County. Scholarship funding took another huge leap to $1.3 million with...

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Cause & Effect Philanthropy: Joel & Dena Gambord

Dena and Joel Gambord

Joel and Dena Gambord are full of life and their vitality and excitement are reflected in their passion for giving. The Gambords, who reside in Pebble Beach, met in the San Jose area and have been married for 46 years. Joel and Dena’s families were hardworking. “We came from families that were not able to give. We are the first...

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President’s Blog: Passion + Community = Impact

By Dan Baldwin, Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO Thomas Friedman famously wrote that PQ (Passion Quotient) + CQ (Curiosity Quotient) = IQ (Intelligence Quotient). If you ever get the chance to hear him speak on this, take full advantage; it’s captivating and energizing. With apologies to Mr. Friedman, I’d like to offer a variant for community foundations. The equation...

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