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The James Irvine Foundation and CFMC Award $315,000 to Salinas Nonprofits

The James Irvine Foundation and the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) have partnered to strengthen local nonprofit organizations and develop local leaders in an effort to ensure low-income workers in Salinas have the opportunity to advance economically. Ten Salinas-based organizations have been selected to take part in the 18-month project. Nine received $35,000 grants in December 2018 to start...

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Celebrating Legacy Giving

2019 Legacy Society Luncheon The Legacy Society honors those who have made the important decision to name the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) in their estate plans to benefit the nonprofit(s) of their choice. This year more than 175 Legacy Society members and friends gathered February 5, 2019 at the annual Legacy Society Luncheon to hear how their partnership with the...

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The CFMC Offers Over $1.4 million in Scholarships

CFMC Scholarships 2018

Thanks to the generosity of local individuals, families and businesses, the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) announced that more than $1.43 million in scholarship awards is available for Monterey County students who aspire to attend college. The CFMC has increased its focus on scholarships, doubling the dollar amount of scholarships awarded from 2017 to 2018. In 2017, the CFMC...

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President’s Blog: Helping the Homeless

By Dan Baldwin, Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO  It appears a new era of services for the homeless in Monterey County is just around the corner. Approximately $10.5 million in state HEAP (Homeless Emergency Aid Program) funds have been approved for Monterey County. Many meetings have taken place to get public feedback, to hear from homeless services providers and...

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Valuing Diversity & Moving Towards Inclusion

By Cristina Medina Dirksen, Community Foundation for Monterey County Communications Coordinator Everyone has likely played the game Monopoly. The object is to acquire properties, collect mounting rents from players who land on your properties, thus building compounding wealth. By applying those rules to the concepts of inclusion and equity at a Center for Nonprofit Excellence workshop, panelist Ed Allen, Diversity...

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Neighborhood Grants Available: Application Deadline 2/15/19

NGP Grantee

$50,000 AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENT-LED GROUPS THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD GRANTS PROGRAM Information Sessions: January 30, 2019 (Salinas), January 31, 2019 (Greenfield) Application Deadline: by 5 p.m., February 15, 2019 The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has a total of $50,000 available to award to volunteer-led groups through the 2019 Neighborhood Grants Program. Community groups throughout Monterey County are encouraged to...

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Fund for Homeless Women Tops $1 Million Granted

Homeless Who Has Their Back?

The Fund for Homeless Women (FHW) of the Community Foundation for Monterey County has topped $1 million in cumulative grantmaking. Since the fund began awarding grants in 2014, it has distributed 43 grants to 11 different nonprofit organizations totaling $1,149,110. The $230,000 awarded in 2018 to seven organizations in December 2018 helped the fund reach the grantmaking milestone. Fund organizers...

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