Blog & Events

President’s Blog: Don’t Forget the Arts

By Dan Baldwin, Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO It has taken a long time, but cautious optimism is starting to settle in. Vaccines are becoming available to all ages. Monterey County has begun moving through tiers that will allow restaurants and businesses to reopen, albeit at limited capacity. The governor has set a goal for reopening the state. While...

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CFMC Spring 2021 Giving Matters News

The Community Foundation for Monterey County’s Spring 2021 newsletter, Giving Matters is now available. Read about the work the CFMC and its partners are doing to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Monterey County through the Covid-19 Collaborative. A Covid-19 Relief Fund special Impact Report details how funds were deployed. The newsletter features fund holders Birt and Kathleen Johnson Jr.,...

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“LOVE Big Sur” In Memory of Weston Call

Welcome to a “Locally Organized Visitor Experience” for Big Sur, or LOVE Big Sur! This thoughtful acronym was created by Weston Call, a proud resident of Big Sur. Eager to impart a sense of conscious tourism onto incoming visitors, Weston thought up the concept from his long sought-after dream home on a ridge line overlooking Big Sur’s Valley and the...

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VIDA Community Health Worker Program Announced

VIDA Expands Access to COVID-19 Resources Over 110 Community Health Workers (CHWs) in ten organizations are now available to help Monterey County residents navigate COVID-19 Resources where they live, eat, play, work and worship. Thanks to a $4.9 million program funded by the County of Monterey in partnership with the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC), CHW’s are trained and equipped to...

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CFMC Announces $1.32 Million Packard Grant to Support COVID-19 Response

Funding will boost Community-led Efforts for Testing and Vaccination Coordination, Communications and Outreach Monterey County, CA – The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) announced at $1.32 million grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to support the work of the COVID-19 Collaborative. In fall 2020, a group of cross-sector stakeholders formed the COVID-19 Collaborative to better coordinate efforts...

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Asian American Hate – CFMC Commentary

By Laurel Lee-Alexander, CFMC Vice President of Community Impact and Janet Shing, CFMC Director of Grantmaking, a commentary on behalf of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Over the past year, there has been an alarming rise in anti-Asian racism and violence. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, nearly 3,800 anti-Asian incidents of harassment, discrimination, and violence in all 50 states...

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COVID-19 Grant – Independent Transportation Network

COVID-19 rendered seniors homebound. As a vulnerable group, sheltering in place presented tremendous difficulties. They still had to eat, pick up prescriptions and attend doctors’ appointments even in the midst of a global pandemic. That’s when the Salinas-based Independent Transportation Network (ITN) Monterey County went to work, using a $20,000 COVID-19 Relief Fund grant to change its services, partnering with...

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