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  1. 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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  2. President’s Blog: Neighbor Helping Neighbor

    Dan Baldwin CFMC President/CEO

    By Daniel R  Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County As we approach the holiday season and the end of the year, it’s natural to start thinking about what has transpired in 2018. People are justifiably nervous about the advent of a “new normal” in which hardline divisiveness and rough-edged public discourse rule the day. But there is something about...

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  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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