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  1. The Big Community Give – Monterey County Gives! 2018

    Monterey County Gives! brings together donors big and small to support local nonprofits and their Big Ideas. Monterey County Gives! Nov. 8 – Dec. 31, 2018 By Dan Baldwin, Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO and Steve John, Monterey Peninsula Foundation CEO  Monterey County Gives! is here—nonprofits have submitted their applications highlighting their Big Idea for this year, website retooling is...

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  2. Year-End Giving Strategies & Deadlines

    Year-End Giving

    Giving Options There are many ways to integrate charitable giving into your financial planning in 2018. The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) can help. You can give to causes you care about while gaining maximum tax benefit.” – Christine Dawson, Vice President of Philanthropic Services Each of these options offer tax advantages and can help you make a meaningful...

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  3. President’s Blog: Donor Advised Funds – Creating Impact

    Donor advised funds

    By Daniel R. Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County For the past several months, Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) have been the subject of considerable negative press. And by association community foundations have been drawn into the discussion. Questions about DAFs have been raised in some quarters for many years, especially since financial services providers such as Fidelity and Schwab...

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  4. The Trinidad & Lupe Gomez Family Fund

    Gomez Family with Photo

    The American Dream From humble roots Trinidad and Lupe Gomez epitomize the American Dream. Both were from migrant farmworker families who followed the crops in California before settling in Gonzales.  “Trini” left school at the age of 12 to work the fields and help support his family. Lupe was a year short of completing high school when she too had...

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  5. Monterey Gives! Record $4.89 Million Granted

    Monterey Gives!

    Record $4.89 Million Granted in 2017 Monterey County Gives! is an annual giving campaign that inspires philanthropy and benefits a wide array of nonprofits serving Monterey County residents. It offers donors an opportunity to learn about a range of organizations, and provides a way for both donors and nonprofits to leverage year-end giving for greater impact. In 2017 a record $4.89 million...

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  6. Amy Anderson & George Somero: Living & Giving in Harmony

    Amy Anderson & George Somero partnered with the CFMC to craft their giving

    George Somero, from Minnesota, and Amy Anderson, a California native, connected over their shared love of biology on a research vessel to the Galapagos Islands to study the creatures found in the nearby deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Both Ph.D.’s in Biology, she from U.C. Santa Barbara, he from Stanford, they served as faculty for Oregon State University before moving to the...

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  7. Read our 2017 Annual Report

    2017 CFMC Annual Report

    Opportunity & Impact:2017 Annual Report Opportunity and Impact: words that are important to the Community Foundation for Monterey County Whether through grantmaking or the development of new initiatives, we seek opportunities that will make deep impact on our communities. This also takes form in our resource development efforts, as donor advisors or those working on their estate plans seek a...

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