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Growing LEADers – LEAD Institute

Applications Now Open for LEAD 2024 Invest in yourself and your community! Apply for LEAD Institute 2024 by 10/2/23: cfmco.org/LEAD. Want to learn more? Please join us for an in-person information session 8/24. Click the button below to register for the FREE info session held from 10-11 a.m. on August 24th at the Community Foundation for Monterey County: Register About...

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Giving Matters – Spring 2023 Newsletter

The Spring 2023 edition of our Giving Matters newsletter includes a message from Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO Dan Baldwin and the latest news: CFMC grants more than $1 million for storm relief Monterey County Gives! raises record $11.2 million Creating a Legacy event recap CFMC honored for COVID relief efforts Donor profile: Gordon Schacher Investing in Leadership – LEAD Institute...

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Relief. Recover. Rebuild.

Relief. Recover. Rebuild. by Dan Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County This guest commentary was originallly published in the Monterey Herald on March 30, 2023 The past three weeks have been a nightmare for the people of Pajaro. Awakened after midnight on March 11 and told to evacuate, they were offered shelter in evacuation centers in North Monterey County...

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Making A Difference: Gordon Schacher

Inspired to give by his late wife, Elke, Gordon Schacher started The Elke Junger Making A Difference Fund on the concept of making a difference, one individual at a time. “One day, Elke came home and said, ‘I’ve just been at Target, and a man outside asked me for money. Instead, I asked him what he needed. He said a...

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Santa Cruz & Monterey Based Community Foundations Partner on Flood Relief for Pajaro

Trusted local foundations have already granted a combined $1.8 million for storm and flood relief and recovery since January  Aptos & Monterey, CA – The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) and Community Foundation Santa Cruz County (CFSCC) each activated funds to support storm and flood relief efforts when the first winter storms hit in early January. Both the Monterey...

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The Southern Monterey County Foundation Grants More Than $23,000

The Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF) granted $23,815 in its most recent round of grantmaking to 14 organizations serving King City and points south. The SMCF is an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County that has granted $192,000 since 2014 to projects and programs benefiting Southern Monterey County communities. An advisory board of local community members provides...

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Sharing Success – Steve and Marti Diamond 

“Giving adds another dimension to our life. We want to give people hope and opportunity that they wouldn’t otherwise have.”– Steve and Marti Diamond Steve and Marti Diamond both started from humble beginnings. At age 15, Steve was awarded an academic scholarship to Tulane University in New Orleans. He earned a B.S. in theoretical mathematics and an M.D. followed by...

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