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  1. Southern Monterey County Foundation 2018 Grants Available

    Southern Monterey County Foundation Members

    2018 Grants Available from the Southern Monterey County Foundation The Southern Monterey County Foundation, an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, has $15,000 available to grant in 2018 to nonprofit organizations, public programs and other groups serving Southern Monterey County Residents. Grants are expected to range from $500 to $2,000 and focus on projects and programs that...

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  2. Grantmaking: Opportunity & Impact

    2017 Annual Report Grantees

    Community Impact grants make a difference throughout Monterey County. Field of interest and unrestricted funds, created by generous donors through their estates, fuel the CFMC’s competitive grantmaking programs. In 2017 the Community Foundation for Monterey County granted more than $2.5 million through the foundation’s competitive programs and leadership initiatives.Here are some stories behind the numbers. Here we highlight four grantees...

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Raymond Costa Invests in Potential

    Ivan Gonsalez’s routine is anything but routine. Each day, there’s work to be done – driving to CSU Monterey Bay from Soledad – some 50 miles each way – while holding down a job as shift leader at the local McDonald’s. “Yeah, I’m busy, but’s it’s going to be worth it. I’m a working student so everything I pay out...

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  6. College Futures Sophomore Year: 123 Scholarships Totaling $425,000

    College Futures Year 2

    By Josh Warburg, Community Foundation for Monterey County Programs and Scholarship Officer 2018 marks the second year of College Futures Monterey County, a new program designed to increase the number of historically underrepresented students in Monterey County who complete a bachelor’s degree. We heard from 75% of high school students that their goal is to complete a bachelor’s degree, yet...

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  7. Grantmaking- CFMC Stories of Impact

    Grantee Profiles

    Community Impact grants make a meaningful difference for many people and communities throughout Monterey County. Field of interest and unrestricted funds, created by generous donors through their estates, fuel the CFMC’s competitive grantmaking programs. In 2017 the Community Foundation for Monterey County granted more than $2.5 million through the foundation’s competitive programs and leadership initiatives. Here we highlight four grantees...

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