Blog & Events

CNE: Focus on Leadership

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) is celebrating ten years of strengthening nonprofits serving Monterey County. CNE, a program of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC), works with local nonprofits of all types and sizes to be stronger, more resilient and equitable. It helps staff, boards and volunteers make meaningful connections to resources and one another. While the CFMC...

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Strengthening & Celebrating Southern Monterey County

Southern Monterey County Foundation Event August 13, 2022 (Scroll down for event slideshow) We are grateful to all the generous individuals, families and companies that give back to our community through the Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF). Thank you for ensuring that South County has the permanent, local resources to improve the lives of our fellow community members, both now...

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Fund for Homeless Women Celebrates 10 Years

10th Anniversary Celebration for Fund for Homeless Women August 11, 2022 Friends both old and new gathered at Monterey Peninsula Country Club to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Fund for Homeless Women of the Community Foundation for Monterey County. Founders Michael Reid, Marion Penn and Kathy Whilden were honored. Congratulations to Three Amigos recipient Karin Strasser Kauffman. Thank you...

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Siembra Latinos Fund Awards $20,000 in Grants

The Siembra Latinos Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County awarded $20,000 to five nonprofit organizations in July 2022 for projects and programs serving Latino residents throughout Monterey County. The Siembra Latinos Fund, which celebrates its 5th Anniversary in 2022, granted more than $80,000 since inception to organizations providing community-based programs aimed at improving the quality of life of...

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Strengthening & Celebrating Carmel Valley

Benefit for Community Fund for Carmel Valley July 27, 2022 (Scroll down for event slideshow) We are grateful to all the generous individuals, families and companies that give back to our community through the Community Fund for Carmel Valley (CFCV). Thank you for ensuring that Carmel Valley has the permanent, local resources to improve the lives of our fellow community members,...

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Northern Monterey County Foundation Awards $40,000 in Grants

The Northern Monterey County Foundation (NMCF) granted $40,000 to 12 nonprofit organizations in July 2022 for projects and programs serving the residents of Aromas, Bolsa Knolls, Boronda, Castroville, Elkhorn, Las Lomas, Moss Landing, Oak Hills, Pajaro, Prunedale, Royal Oaks and Santa Rita. Among the grantees was Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services, which supports children with cancer and their families...

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Giving Local — John and Annette Romans

We recently met John and Annette Romans on a warm afternoon in Greenfield at Annette’s childhood home where her mother still lives. John and Annette were both born and raised in Monterey County, attending Greenfield Elementary School and King City High School. Married 47 years, Annette was a school nurse in Greenfield and John farmed with others, including his father,...

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