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  1. President’s Blog: Passion + Community = Impact

    By Dan Baldwin, Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO Thomas Friedman famously wrote that PQ (Passion Quotient) + CQ (Curiosity Quotient) = IQ (Intelligence Quotient). If you ever get the chance to hear him speak on this, take full advantage; it’s captivating and energizing. With apologies to Mr. Friedman, I’d like to offer a variant for community foundations. The equation...

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  2. RJ Harper Memorial Scholarship – Supporting Golf’s Greatest Lessons

    RJ Harper Memorial Scholarship

    By Cristina Medina Dirksen,  Community Foundation for Monterey County Communications Coordinator There is no game bigger than golf on the Monterey Peninsula. And there was no insider as connected and beloved as RJ Harper, the Executive Vice President of Golf and Retail at the Pebble Beach Company, who passed away in November, 2017 after a 14-month battle with pancreatic cancer....

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  3. Women’s Fund: Leading Change

    Women's Fund Group 2019

    By Christine Dawson, Community Foundation for Monterey County Vice President of Philanthropic Services When a woman thrives, her family thrives. When a family thrives, the community thrives. The Community Foundation for Monterey County’s Women’s Fund invests in women and girls now to create a better future for us all. Together, we are transforming the lives of women and girls and...

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  4. Quarterly Conversations, Sharing Solutions

    Exploring Big Ideas for Local Impact

    By Kaki Rusmore, Director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Quarterly Conversations are opportunities to address topics not usually discussed in nonprofit forums. In March 2019, we gathered to discuss “Engaging Who We Serve to Create Solutions”. Anyone from the nonprofit community is invited to join us at the next discussion on June 20, 2019:...

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  5. President’s Blog: Philanthropy’s Image

    By Dan Baldwin, President/CEO, Community Foundation for Monterey County I’ve been the CEO of a community foundation since 2002. Prior to that I was a museum director. So one could say I’ve been engaged in organized philanthropy since 1992. While there have always been people wanting to game the system (pick any system), one of the joys of philanthropy is...

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  6. Designing Your Philanthropic Vision

    Grow your giving

    By Christine Dawson, Vice President of Philanthropic Services, Community Foundation for Monterey County No matter where you are on your philanthropic journey, taking a moment to reflect on where you want to go can be beneficial. The Community Foundation for Monterey County can help you give with purpose. The Philanthropic Services team is able to provide strategic guidance and research...

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  7. NMCF Grants Available: Apply by 5/31/19

    North Monterey COunty Foundation Announces Grant Opportunties

    The Northern Monterey County Foundation (NMCF), an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, has $35,000 available to grant in 2019. Nonprofit organizations and groups serving the Northern Monterey County communities of Aromas, Bolsa Knolls, Boronda, Castroville, Elkhorn, Las Lomas, Moss Landing, Oak Hills, Pajaro, Prunedale, Royal Oaks or Santa Rita are encouraged to apply. Grant applications are...

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