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Sharpe, Belli Join CFMC Board of Directors

Economist, Business Consultant Join CFMC Board of Directors The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has two new members of its Board of Directors with the additions of  William F. Sharpe and Teri Belli. Dr. William Sharpe, of Carmel, is an internationally noted economist, a 1990 Nobel Memorial Prize winner in Economic Sciences and is the STANCO 25 Professor of Finance, Emeritus at Stanford...

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Philanthropic Choices: Good vs. Good

By Betsy Buchalter Adler, Board member Community Foundation for Monterey County, Principal Adler & Colvin (retired), Trustee and Program Officer, Claire Giannini Fund Good vs Good Imagine that you’re walking down Alvarado Street in downtown Monterey, on your way to get some coffee. You’ve got a nice crisp $5 bill in your pocket; you can easily afford a large pumpkin...

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Ready, Set, Give – Monterey County Gives! 2016

Leverage Your Year-End Giving Monterey County Gives! is a community fundraising effort linking donors with participating area nonprofits. This year it kicks off with more than $600,000 in matching funds and challenge gifts. Now it’s your turn to support the “Big Ideas” of 123 local nonprofits. It’s a great way to leverage your year-end giving. In addition to donations directed to...

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President’s Blog: Celebrating Philanthropy – Like a Grand Slam

by Dan Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County The CFMC recently held its “Celebration of Philanthropy.” Not only was it a wonderful event, topped off by Bill Tyler’s remarkable Distinguished Trustee acceptance speech, but it was truly celebratory. Why is philanthropy worth celebrating? Or, maybe more pertinently, why does philanthropy make us want to celebrate? It starts with one...

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Nonprofit Staffing Challenges – What You Can Do

By Kaki Rusmore,  Director of Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County People are at the heart of all nonprofit organizations. Most nonprofits pursue a mission of serving people, of helping people reach their full potential in spite of the challenges life has handed them. Even nonprofits that focus on our natural environment do so with the...

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Soberanes Fire Fund Grants At Work

  We are happy to report that the Soberanes Fire is finally 100% contained and the money raised is starting to make a real difference in the impacted communities. More than $900,000 has been donated through October 2016 and the CFMC has granted nearly $300,000 through our nonprofit partners. Gifts from Near and Far The Community Foundation is overwhelmed by the...

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Rick and Tonya Antle – Paying it Forward

(Rick Antle passed away April 14, 2018. This interview was published in 2016). Rick Antle was the leader of agricultural giant Tanimura & Antle. Tonya is best known for blazing the trail for organic produce as VP of Marketing at Earthbound Farms, and is now a community volunteer. They use their CFMC donor advised fund to give to the causes that...

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