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CFMC Offers $1.25 Million in Scholarships

Many Monterey County students aspire to attend college, but the cost of higher education keeps them from achieving that dream. The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has been working with generous individual, family and business donors to help close the gap. The CFMC announced that more than $1.25 million in scholarship awards are available for Monterey County students. These...

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Power Up with Pro Bono Support for 2021

Pro Bono Resources for Nonprofits Stanford ACT Consulting Team Offers For-Profit Management Techniques for Nonprofits For 15 years, the Stanford Alumni Consulting Team (ACT) Monterey Bay has offered business expertise and consulting pro bono to selected nonprofits. Project types have ranged from board development, business model analysis, strategic planning and more. Sunset Cultural Center turned to Stanford ACT for help...

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$300,000 COVID-19 Relief Fund Matching Gift from Posey Family Foundation

Monterey County, California — COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the lives of Monterey County residents. The Posey Family Foundation made a generous matching grant of $300,000 to the COVID-19 Relief Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) to inspire donors to continue to support pandemic relief. Since launching March 16, 2020, COVID-19 Relief Fund has provided...

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SMCF Grants to 13 Nonprofits

In its sixth year of grantmaking, the Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF) granted $21,250 to 13 nonprofit organizations providing a variety of community-based services aimed at improving the quality of life for Southern Monterey County residents. To date, $142,750 has been granted from the SMCF, which is an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County. We’re amazed with...

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New Community Fund for Carmel Valley Creating Impact

In early 2020 the Community Fund for Carmel Valley was created to serve residents, businesses, and organizations, and contribute to the greater good of others. The mission of the fund is to protect and improve the quality of life for residents and support and foster the vibrancy of the Carmel Valley community.” The fund is governed by a local Advisory...

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DEI- Commitment in Action

“Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,” known as “DEI” are core values for many organizations and individuals, including the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC). The CFMC states our commitment to these values clearly in its strategic plan. Earlier this year, in response to the death of George Floyd, President/CEO Dan Baldwin and Board Chair Birt Johnson, Jr. expressed the CFMC’s values...

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