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  1. Engaging for Good – 2018 Annual Report

    Report Cover (cropped)

    You know an organization is on solid footing when new levels of success are expected each year. 2018 was no different. We granted a record $18.7 million. Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) donor advisors are more active than ever, utilizing their funds to make significant investments into Monterey County. Scholarship funding took another huge leap to $1.3 million with...

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  2. 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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  3. Press Release – Community Foundation Women’s Fund Focuses on Women’s Leadership and Empowerment

    MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release                                    May 22, 2019 Media Contact: Amanda Holder, Communications Officer / 831.375.9712 x123 / amandah@cfmco.org  General Information: 831.375.9712 / www.cfmco.org/womensfund / www.facebook.com/cfmco / @cfmco 14th Annual Luncheon Raises More than $136,000 for Grants and Scholarships Monterey, California — The vision of the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) is to help change...

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  4. 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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  5. Southern Monterey County Foundation Awards $21,000 in Grants

    SMCF grantee YMCA

    In its fifth year of grantmaking, the Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF), an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, granted $21,000 to nonprofit organizations that are providing a variety of community-based services aimed at improving the quality of life for Southern Monterey County residents. To date $93,600 has been granted. “We’re amazed with how local donors have...

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  6. Fund for Homeless Women Tops $1 Million Granted

    Homeless Who Has Their Back?

    The Fund for Homeless Women (FHW) of the Community Foundation for Monterey County has topped $1 million in cumulative grantmaking. Since the fund began awarding grants in 2014, it has distributed 43 grants to 11 different nonprofit organizations totaling $1,149,110. The $230,000 awarded in 2018 to seven organizations in December 2018 helped the fund reach the grantmaking milestone. Fund organizers...

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  7. Grantee Stories: Opportunity & Organizational Development Grants

    CFMC Grantees

    The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) is responsive to community needs through its Opportunity and Organizational Development grant programs. Grants to 22 Nonprofits in 2018 Opportunity grants support new and emerging efforts and unexpected time-sensitive needs. Organizational Development grants can strengthen an entire organization’s effectiveness and efficiency. This year, nine organizations received Opportunity grants and 13 received Organizational Development grants....

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