Menu

About Us

  1. President’s Blog: Mad For Millennials

    Millennials in the Workforce

    By Dan Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) You’ve seen the YouTube videos. Young man or woman – generally in their mid-20’s – is in a job interview being asked standard questions. The applicant, holding their smartphone, interrupts to ask whether they’ll get time off to surf. Interviewer looks puzzled, then moves on. Applicant interrupts again to ask...

    Read more

  2. Scientist to Philanthropist – Dr. Allen E. Fuhs

    Dr. Allen Fuhs

    Dr. Allen E. Fuhs really is a rocket scientist. An engineer, scientist, professor, and author with a distinguished career in engineering and aeronautics, he has now channeled his lifelong passion for education and science into philanthropy. Dr. Fuhs: Rocket Scientist Dr. Fuhs’ life has been defined by hard work and education. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at...

    Read more

  3. Exploring the Wonders of Monterey Bay-Jack O’Neill and Harry Hind Endowment

    A new endowed fund will support O’Neill Sea Odyssey (OSO), which was founded in 1996 by Jack O’Neill, surfing giant, wetsuit pioneer and philanthropist. O’Neill, who was a staple on the Santa Cruz surf scene, passed away in June 2017. However, his legacy of love for the ocean lives on through OSO, which turns the Monterey Bay into an interactive,...

    Read more

  4. Siembra Latinos Fund: Growing Opportunity for Latinos

    Growing Opportunity A new philanthropic initiative, The Siembra Latinos Fund (SLF) has been created by a group of local Latino leaders to empower the Latino community in Monterey County.  The fund is focused on creating change now and investing in the future well-being of Latino residents throughout Monterey County. Siembra means “to sow,” and the goal of fund organizers is...

    Read more

  5. CFMC Welcomes New Board Members

    New CFMC Board Members 2018

    The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) announced the addition of five new members to their board of directors. The new board members are: Michael Reid, Loren Steck, Abby Taylor-Silva, Jan Vanderbilt and Maija D. West. Michael Reid, of Monterey, is an Episcopal priest, published author and co-founder of the Fund for Homeless Women of the Community Foundation for Monterey...

    Read more

  6. It’s Scholarship Season!

    Apply now for scholarships

    More than $800,000 Available for 2018 The Community Foundation for Monterey County is pleased to announce that more than $800,000 is available for scholarship applicants through over 40 scholarship programs in 2018. Students can apply through our online system through one application for up to 30 different scholarship programs. The application period begins January 5, deadline to complete an application is...

    Read more

  7. President’s Blog – Community Foundations: Here for Good

    Reflections of Place There is an adage in our field that goes, “If you’ve seen one community foundation, you’ve seen one community foundation.” As place-based centers of philanthropy, all community foundations will be different because they’re reflections of the donors, needs, geography and people of the communities they serve. In Monterey County, each item on that list has its own...

    Read more