Blog & Events

The Margaret and Seba Bronson Scholarship

A scholarship can make an enormous difference in the life of a student. One such student is William Samples, the 2015 recipient of the Margaret and Seba Bronson Scholarship. William graduated from North Monterey County High School and will be studying molecular biology at Humboldt State University with the goal of pursuing a career in medical research.

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$1.5 Million Women’s Fund Endowment Goal Achieved!

Women’s Fund Endowment Chair Tonya Antle announced to 450 guests at the 10th annual Women’s Fund Luncheon that the $1.5 million campaign goal had been met. Thanks to your support, the Women’s Fund makes grants to change the lives of women and girls in Monterey County. The Women’s Fund invests in the future of girls and women’s economic security. Our vision...

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Creating a Legacy

Many generous individuals and families choose the Community Foundation for Monterey County as their partner in philanthropy. Providing philanthropic resources through their estates allows the CFMC to truly be “here for good” – here forever, for the good of the community. It’s a testament to these visionary donors that last year the CFMC reached a milestone of more than $110...

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Inside the Numbers

Community foundations can’t seem to avoid numbers. Total assets. Grants. Gifts. We especially focus on them as we finish one year and start another. I’m happy to report that the CFMC’s 2014 numbers are good. Nearly $180 million in total assets.  A record $11.3 million in grants. $13.1 million in gifts. All signs of a healthy community foundation. But, sometimes,...

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Capacity Builders Network Members Collaborate to Benefit Local Nonprofits

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence and other members of the Capacity Builders Network have been meeting quarterly for the past two years to coordinate efforts to boost the effectiveness of local nonprofits. Thanks to the generous support of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the group hosted a talk by Lucy Bernholz on December 2 about Future Nonprofit Trends, especially...

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Monterey County Gives! Raises $1.33 Million

The 2014 Monterey County Gives! campaign was the most successful ever thanks to the 1,500 generous donors who supported the campaign. More than $1.33 million was raised to benefit 101 local nonprofits.

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