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Year-End Giving Tips & Deadlines

There are many ways to integrate charitable giving into your financial planning in 2022. The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) can help. Each of these options offer tax advantages and can help you make a meaningful difference. We can help you customize a solution that works for you. Be sure to make your gifts by the deadlines for a...

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Giving Matters – Fall 2022 Newsletter

The Fall 2022 edition of our Giving Matters newsletter includes a message of gratitude from Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO Dan Baldwin and the latest news: Celebration of Philanthropy with presentation of Distinguished Trustee Award to Bruce and Linda Taylor Monterey County Gives! year-end giving campaign Summer events roundup and photos including Northern Monterey County Foundation, Southern Monterey County Foundation,...

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My Scholarship Story: Angela Diaz

Taylor Farms Scholarship Recipient Angela Diaz Shares Her Story Angela Diaz, from Salinas, CA, is a sophomore at CSUMB majoring in Agriculture Plant and Soil Science and a first generation college student. A Taylor Farms Scholarship recipient, Angela, whose family is from Mexico, is currently part of the College Assistance Migrant Program at CSUMB, and plans to become a successful...

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S.T.A.R. Foundation Grand Finale

S.T.A.R. Foundation Closes: Grants $500,000 to Sol Treasures, Creates Performing Arts Scholarship “The performing arts are the guiding star of who you are because if you don’t have the performing arts in your life, what’s the point of living?” – Reg Huston Reg Huston is so humble, he can’t remember the names of the awards he’s received in his 50+...

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The Weston Call Fund for Big Sur Grants $40,000 to Nonprofits Serving Big Sur Area

The Weston Call Fund for Big Sur of the Community Foundation for Monterey County granted $40,000 in 2022 to 10 nonprofits focusing on projects and programs benefiting Big Sur residents from Mal Paso Creek to the Monterey County line. This brings the total granted from the fund to $86,755 since its inception in 2018. “We are so grateful to those who have...

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Grants Available from the Community Fund for Carmel Valley

The Community Fund for Carmel Valley (CFCV), an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, is now accepting grant proposals for 2022. Nonprofit organizations, public programs and other groups serving Carmel Valley and Cachagua residents are encouraged to apply. Applications should focus on projects and programs that benefit the communities of Carmel Valley and Cachagua, which covers the...

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Bruce and Linda Taylor Honored at 2022 Celebration of Philanthropy

(Scroll down for slideshow) Each year the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) presents the Distinguished Trustee Award to an individual or couple who has demonstrated philanthropic leadership in our region. Bruce and Linda Taylor bring “Give Where You Live” to an entirely new level. They (and the Taylor Farms logo) show up consistently in support of hundreds of nonprofits, including...

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