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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, has up to $30,000 available to grant in 2021 to nonprofit organizations, public programs and other groups serving Carmel Valley and Cachagua residents. Grants are expected to range from $1,000 to $3,000 and focus on projects and programs that benefit the communities of...

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Siembra Latinos Fund Tops $80,000

The Siembra Latinos Fund topped $80,000 in cumulative grants when it awarded $23,000 to six nonprofit organizations in August 2021 for projects and programs serving Latino residents throughout Monterey County. “The pandemic uplifted barriers Latinos face every day. Resources from the Siembra Latinos Fund aim to expand programs and services that help build stronger communities” said Joel Hernandez Laguna, Community...

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Inspired by Book ‘Caste,’ Group Works for Social Justice, Awards Scholarships

Caste Action Alliance to raise $50,000 through Community Foundation for Monterey County How did two professional women with different perspectives, one black and one white, find common ground to form a forward-thinking action group committed to “rising up for social and restorative justice?” It started during a Soulful Sunday online class called “The Church of Harriet Tubman & The Underground...

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Steve & Ann Packer: Sharing Values Through Giving

Ann was born in Syracuse, NY and moved to California in the 1970s. She met Steve, born and raised in San Diego, while she was a paralegal in San Francisco and he was in medical school at UCSF. They married in 1985, the same year they moved to Monterey for Steve’s pulmonary and critical care practice at Community Hospital of...

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NMCF Awards $31,500 in Grants

The Northern Monterey County Foundation (NMCF) granted $31,500 to 11 nonprofit organizations in August 2021 for projects and programs serving the residents of Aromas, Bolsa Knolls, Boronda, Castroville, Elkhorn, Las Lomas, Moss Landing, Oak Hills, Pajaro, Prunedale, Royal Oaks and Santa Rita. Among the grantees were the Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust (MBFT) which since 2017 has coordinated the Lost Gear...

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Vistra Donates $25,000 to the NMCF

Vistra, operator of the world’s largest battery energy storage system, has chosen to support the local community through a $25,000 gift to the Northern Monterey County Foundation (NMCF). Vistra chose to invest in the North County community by partnering with the Northern Monterey County Foundation because it enabled them to support many local organizations through one gift. This partnership is...

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Southern Monterey County Foundations Accepting Grant Applications for 2021

Monterey County, California — The Southern Monterey County Foundation, an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, has $18,000 available to grant in 2021 to nonprofit organizations, public programs and other groups serving Southern Monterey County Residents. Grants will range from $500 to $2,000 and focus on projects and programs that benefit the communities of Southern Monterey County,...

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