Blog & Events

Nonprofit Staffing Challenges, Local Solutions

by Susie Polnaszek, Director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) The impact of Monterey County nonprofit organizations is essential to the quality of life in our communities: tending to the unsheltered among us, for example, offering support for the recovery journey or engaging the community with the arts. What makes this impact possible? An investment in people. Yet this is a...

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Fund for Homeless Women Event – April 28, 2022

Thanks to everyone who gathered to support the Fund for Homeless Women at The Club at Pasadera on April 28, 2022. It was great to see everyone and support this important cause. 100% of the proceeds will be used to benefit women without adequate shelter on the Monterey Peninsula. The Fund for Homeless Women is a field of interest fund...

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Salinas Inclusive Economic Development Initiative (SIEDI)

What is SIEDI? SIEDI (Salinas Inclusive Economic Development Initiative) is a collective journey by nine community-based organizations with a shared commitment to build a more inclusive and equitable economy for the families and communities of the Salinas Valley.  Each organization will receive mentoring and operational support over the three years. SIEDI is funded by a $3 million grant from The...

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CFMC Spring 2022 Newsletter

The Spring 2022 Newsletter, Giving Matters, includes a message of gratitude from Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO Dan Baldwin and the latest news. Record $36 Million Granted VIDA Support Extended Monterey County Gives! success Donor story: A Great Idea – The Jett Fighter Fund Center for Nonprofit Excellence and LEAD Institute update New funds and board members CFMC 2022...

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Women’s Fund Grants More than $100,000

Although the CFMC could not hold its annual Women’s Fund Luncheon due to COVID-19, donor investment continues to generate impact. Thanks to recent donations in combination with the Women’s Fund endowment, the fund granted more than $100,000 to five organizations in March 2022. The power of these grants is evident. Shannon, an MPC student from Salinas and previous recipient, shared...

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Guide to Gift Planning

New Guide Simplifies Gift Planning The new CFMC “Create Your Legacy” Guide to Gift Planning reviews the benefits of different types of charitable gifts. It simplifies the many options available by explaining how donors can support the causes or nonprofits of their choice through vehicles including: Donor advised funds Gifts of appreciated stock or real estate Life Income Gifts Charitable...

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A Great Idea – The Jett Fighter Fund

Jett Ramsey loved rainbows, the color green and his pet rabbit, Pepper Pancake. His grandmother, Debbie Harlan, speaks warmly of watching him ride around in his little green Jeep the months before he passed away, at age 5, of pediatric brain cancer. “He loved that Jeep….he rode it around just everywhere in his pajamas. He was always wearing his pajamas.”...

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