Blog & Events

RJ Harper Memorial Scholarship – Supporting Golf’s Greatest Lessons

RJ Harper Memorial Scholarship

By Cristina Medina Dirksen,  Community Foundation for Monterey County Communications Coordinator There is no game bigger than golf on the Monterey Peninsula. And there was no insider as connected and beloved as RJ Harper, the Executive Vice President of Golf and Retail at the Pebble Beach Company, who passed away in November, 2017 after a 14-month battle with pancreatic cancer....

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Community Foundation Women’s Fund Focuses on Women’s Leadership and Empowerment

MEDIA RELEASE May 22, 2019 14th Annual Luncheon Raises More than $136,000 for Grants and Scholarships Monterey, California — The vision of the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) is to help change lives for local women and girls. Now in its 14th year, the Women’s Fund Luncheon on May 16, 2019 did just that. Nearly...

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Women’s Fund: Leading Change

Women's Fund Group 2019

By Christine Dawson, Community Foundation for Monterey County Vice President of Philanthropic Services When a woman thrives, her family thrives. When a family thrives, the community thrives. The Community Foundation for Monterey County’s Women’s Fund invests in women and girls now to create a better future for us all. Together, we are transforming the lives of women and girls and...

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Quarterly Conversations, Sharing Solutions

Exploring Big Ideas for Local Impact

By Kaki Rusmore, Director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Quarterly Conversations are opportunities to address topics not usually discussed in nonprofit forums. In March 2019, we gathered to discuss “Engaging Who We Serve to Create Solutions”. Anyone from the nonprofit community is invited to join us at the next discussion on June 20, 2019:...

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President’s Blog: Philanthropy’s Image

By Dan Baldwin, President/CEO, Community Foundation for Monterey County I’ve been the CEO of a community foundation since 2002. Prior to that I was a museum director. So one could say I’ve been engaged in organized philanthropy since 1992. While there have always been people wanting to game the system (pick any system), one of the joys of philanthropy is...

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Designing Your Philanthropic Vision

Grow your giving

By Christine Dawson, Vice President of Philanthropic Services, Community Foundation for Monterey County No matter where you are on your philanthropic journey, taking a moment to reflect on where you want to go can be beneficial. The Community Foundation for Monterey County can help you give with purpose. The Philanthropic Services team is able to provide strategic guidance and research...

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NMCF Grants Available: Apply by 5/31/19

North Monterey COunty Foundation Announces Grant Opportunties

The Northern Monterey County Foundation (NMCF), an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, has $35,000 available to grant in 2019. Nonprofit organizations and groups serving the Northern Monterey County communities of Aromas, Bolsa Knolls, Boronda, Castroville, Elkhorn, Las Lomas, Moss Landing, Oak Hills, Pajaro, Prunedale, Royal Oaks or Santa Rita are encouraged to apply. Grant applications are...

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