Blog & Events

Giving Matters – Fall/Winter 2023 Newsletter

The Fall/Winter 2023 edition of our Giving Matters newsletter includes a message from Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO Dan Baldwin and the latest news including: Celebration of Philanthropy with presentation of Distinguished Trustee Award to Martha Karstens Monterey County Gives! year-end giving campaign Siembra Latinos Fund Awards Inaugural Alfred Diaz-Infante Award to Ernesto Vela, Ed.D. Southern Monterey County Foundation...

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Giving Together – Joe and Sheila Mark

Joe met Sheila in 1960, two months after Joe moved to Montreal to take a job in the investment field after graduating from Yale and serving in the Army. They worked in the same building and “kept running into each other and the rest was history.” Though they enjoyed working and living in Montreal, when the ice formed on the...

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Why Choose the CFMC vs a Commercial Donor Advised Fund?

Although a donor advised fund can be established through a national financial institution, the CFMC offers its donor advised fund holders much broader services, more personal attention, and deeper connections to the nonprofits whose work is essential to effecting positive community change. The Community Foundation works with each donor to fulfill their unique philanthropic vision. It’s easy to transfer from...

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Here for Good Campaign

Thank You for Helping Your Community Foundation by contributing to the 2023 Here for Good Campaign The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has been inspiring philanthropy and strengthening communities for more than 75 years. Thanks to people like you, the CFMC responds to changing circumstances to meet the needs of our community. Whether its strengthening our nonprofits through grants,...

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Year-End Giving Tips & Deadlines

There are many ways to integrate charitable giving into your financial planning in 2023 to make a meaningful difference. The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) can help you customize a solution that works for you. Be sure to make your gifts by the deadlines for a 2023 deduction (see deadlines below). You can give to causes you care about...

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2023 Celebration of Philanthropy Honors Martha Karstens

(Scroll down for event 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. The 2023 award was presented to retired Big Sur Fire Chief, Martha Karstens, for her decades of service to the Big Sur Community. The CFMC recognized her accomplishments at...

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Siembra Latinos Celebration 2023

Thank you to all who joined us at the 2023 Siembra Latinos Celebration and the presentation of the inaugural Alfred Diaz-Infante Award to Ernesto Vela, Ed.D. It was a truly special evening celebrating family, philanthropy and the Latino community in Monterey County. We are proud of the accomplishments of the Siembra Latinos Fund and look forward to gathering again to...

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