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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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Give Where You Live: Andy and Steffanie Smith

Andrewand Stephanie Smith

By Amanda Holder Director of Communications, Community Foundation for Monterey County Andy and Steffanie Smith are as committed in their giving as they were to their agricultural endeavors. Andy was born and raised in Salinas, and founded his first business Andrew Smith Company, a bulk bin shipper, 46 years ago. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to invest in numerous produce...

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Grants Available from the Southern Monterey County Foundation Apply By 9/27/19

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release August 30, 2019 Media Contact: Amanda Holder, Communications Officer / 831.884.5723 / amandah@cfmco.org/General Information: 831.375.9712 / www.cfmco.org / www.facebook.com/cfmco / @cfmco Monterey County, California —  The Southern Monterey County Foundation, an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, has $18,000 available to grant in 2019 to nonprofit organizations, public programs and other groups...

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2019 Neighborhood Grants Awarded

$50,000 Granted to Resident-Led Groups Through Neighborhood Grants Program The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC)’s Neighborhood Grants Program has granted $50,000 to volunteer-led groups working to improve their communities in Monterey County. “The goal of the Neighborhood Grants Program is to empower residents to lead change in their neighborhoods,” said Erika Matadamas, Program Officer for the CFMC. The Neighborhood...

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Northern Monterey County Foundation Grants $34,000 to 12 Nonprofits

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release August 14, 2019 NORTHERN MONTEREY COUNTY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES GRANTS $34,000 AWARDED TO 12 NONPROFITS in 2019 Monterey County, California — The Northern Monterey County Foundation (NMCF), an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, has awarded its third year of grants to benefit the communities of North Monterey County. A total of $34,000...

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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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