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President’s Blog: Impact Investing

Impact Investing

By Dan Baldwin, Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO The Community Foundation for Monterey County continually looks for ways to deepen its community impact. With this in mind, we began a new initiative in 2018: Community Impact Investing (CII). Impact investing is not new to philanthropy. Many private and community foundations utilize impact investments in various forms. Impact investments are...

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CFMC Announces 2019 LEAD Institute Participants

Lead2019 participants

The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has selected 18 emerging nonprofit managers to join the LEAD (Leadership, Education and Development) Institute’s 2019 cohort. LEAD is a year-long professional development institute presented by the CFMC’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence to foster strong, effective leadership in the nonprofit sector. It’s a great asset for nonprofits to have employees who can think...

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CFMC Names New Board Members

CFMC Welcomes New Board Members

Dr. José Luis Alvarado, Elsa Mendoza Jimenez and Giff Lehman Join Board of Directors The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Jose Luis Alvarado, Elsa Mendoza Jimenez and Gifford Lehman to their Board of Directors. José Luis Alvarado, Ph.D. is the Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Education at...

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Southern Monterey County Foundation Awards $21,000 in Grants

SMCF grantee YMCA

In its fifth year of grantmaking, the Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF), an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, granted $21,000 to nonprofit organizations that are providing a variety of community-based services aimed at improving the quality of life for Southern Monterey County residents. To date $93,600 has been granted. “We’re amazed with how local donors have...

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Supporting the Future -Taylor Farms Scholarship Program Tops $1 Million

Taylor Farms Scholarship 2018

Taylor Farms Scholarship at the CFMC For the past decade, Taylor Farms has been awarding college scholarships to outstanding children of employees looking to further their education, and in 2018, the program doubled! In July 2018, we held Taylor Farms Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) luncheon and awarded 20 students – more than ever before...

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The James Irvine Foundation and CFMC Award $315,000 to Salinas Nonprofits

The James Irvine Foundation and the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) have partnered to strengthen local nonprofit organizations and develop local leaders in an effort to ensure low-income workers in Salinas have the opportunity to advance economically. Ten Salinas-based organizations have been selected to take part in the 18-month project. Nine received $35,000 grants in December 2018 to start...

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Celebrating Legacy Giving

2019 Legacy Society Luncheon The Legacy Society honors those who have made the important decision to name the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) in their estate plans to benefit the nonprofit(s) of their choice. This year more than 175 Legacy Society members and friends gathered February 5, 2019 at the annual Legacy Society Luncheon to hear how their partnership with the...

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