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  1. 2019 Neighborhood Grants Awarded

    $50,000 Granted to Resident-Led Groups Through Neighborhood Grants Program The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC)’s Neighborhood Grants Program has granted $50,000 to volunteer-led groups working to improve their communities in Monterey County. “The goal of the Neighborhood Grants Program is to empower residents to lead change in their neighborhoods,” said Erika Matadamas, Program Officer for the CFMC. The Neighborhood...

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  2. Neighborhood Grants Available: Application Deadline 2/15/19

    NGP Grantee

    $50,000 AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENT-LED GROUPS THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD GRANTS PROGRAM Information Sessions: January 30, 2019 (Salinas), January 31, 2019 (Greenfield) Application Deadline: by 5 p.m., February 15, 2019 The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has a total of $50,000 available to award to volunteer-led groups through the 2019 Neighborhood Grants Program. Community groups throughout Monterey County are encouraged to...

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  3. 5 Tips To Organize Your Grant Proposal

    Preparing a strong grant proposal is like a team sport, where staff input, board approval, and proposal writers all come together to bring an application over the finish line. This can be challenging when important documents and data exist in different locations, files, or computers. Taking some time in advance to organize your game plan can help. Local consultant, Susan...

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  4. Fueling the Potential of Women & Girls

    2015 Women’s Fund Luncheon

    Improving Women’s Well-Being in Monterey County Just how are women in Monterey County faring when it comes to key well-being factors such as health, personal safety, earning rates and political empowerment? Monterey County is ranked #38 out of the California’s 58 counties, according to the California Budget & Policy Center’s “California Women’s Well-Being Index” report released March 29, 2016. “The California...

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  5. Neighborhood Grants Program: Individuals + Small Gifts = Big Impact

    In the world of philanthropy we are susceptible to celebrating the Big Numbers. Total assets. The huge bequest. Ginormous grants. We often forget that the greatest impact comes from small gifts, and that a donor’s trust can produce remarkable rewards. We recently held the annual check presentation ceremony for the Neighborhood Grants Program (NGP).

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