Blog & Events

Organizational Assessment to Help Your Nonprofit Thrive

Organizational Health Any visit to the gym around the New Year shows how many of us take stock of our physical health and fitness this time of year. Nonprofits are no different. Our attention to organizational health and wellness can shift throughout the year as we focus on vital mission delivery. From time to time it can be helpful to...

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Celebrating Carmel Valley 2023

(Scroll down for event slideshow) Thank you to all who joined at beautiful Holman Ranch on Sunday, November 12 to celebrate and share the exciting ways we are making a positive impact through the Community Fund for Carmel Valley! Special thanks to Andra Briant, who spoke about her family’s experience during the recent flooding in Carmel Valley and the support...

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Giving Matters – Fall/Winter 2023 Newsletter

The Fall/Winter 2023 edition of our Giving Matters newsletter includes a message from Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO Dan Baldwin and the latest news including: Celebration of Philanthropy with presentation of Distinguished Trustee Award to Martha Karstens Monterey County Gives! year-end giving campaign Siembra Latinos Fund Awards Inaugural Alfred Diaz-Infante Award to Ernesto Vela, Ed.D. Southern Monterey County Foundation...

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Giving Together – Joe and Sheila Mark

Joe met Sheila in 1960, two months after Joe moved to Montreal to take a job in the investment field after graduating from Yale and serving in the Army. They worked in the same building and “kept running into each other and the rest was history.” Though they enjoyed working and living in Montreal, when the ice formed on the...

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Why Choose the CFMC vs a Commercial Donor Advised Fund?

Although a donor advised fund can be established through a national financial institution, the CFMC offers its donor advised fund holders much broader services, more personal attention, and deeper connections to the nonprofits whose work is essential to effecting positive community change. The Community Foundation works with each donor to fulfill their unique philanthropic vision. It’s easy to transfer from...

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Here for Good Campaign

Thank You for Helping Your Community Foundation by contributing to the 2023 Here for Good Campaign The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has been inspiring philanthropy and strengthening communities for more than 75 years. Thanks to people like you, the CFMC responds to changing circumstances to meet the needs of our community. Whether its strengthening our nonprofits through grants,...

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Year-End Giving Tips & Deadlines

There are many ways to integrate charitable giving into your financial planning in 2023 to make a meaningful difference. The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) can help you customize a solution that works for you. Be sure to make your gifts by the deadlines for a 2023 deduction (see deadlines below). You can give to causes you care about...

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