1. My Scholarship Story: Jesus Floriano-Ramirez

    Jesus Floriano Scholarship recipient

    My name is Jesus Floriano-Ramirez The Community Foundation for Monterey County has made my college experience a very memorable one. I never imagined myself attending a four-year institution or even standing in front of such a big crowd sharing my journey. I come from very humble beginnings. My parents are both immigrants from the country of Mexico. As a child...

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  2. Southern Monterey County Awards $27,000 in Grants

    Photo: Portola Butler Continuation School received a SMCF Grant for STEM classes support

    Monterey County, California — The Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF) granted $27,900 to 19 nonprofit organizations in December 2019 for projects, programs and capital projects in 2020 serving the residents of King City and points south. To date, $121,500 has been granted from the SMCF for organizations providing community-based services aimed at improving the quality of life for Southern Monterey...

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  3. CFMC Allocates $500,000 in Census 2020 Grant: Co-Hosts 2/7/20 Convening

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2020 Community Foundation for Monterey County Allocates More Than $500,000 in Census 2020 Grants to Local Nonprofits for a Fair and Accurate Count – Co-hosts Census 2020 Convening February 7, 2020 Monterey County, CA – Preparation for the 2020 United States Census is going full steam ahead in Monterey County with the Community Foundation for Monterey...

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  4. Leslie Mulford: Flexibility with IRA Giving

    By Cristina Medina Dirksen, Communications Coordinator, Community Foundation for Monterey County Leslie Mulford has always had philanthropy in her life, but she just didn’t recognize it by that word.   The instinct in me has always been to do small things for people who need it,” said Leslie. Working & Saving Leslie has worked very hard for her earnings, combining...

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  5. $1.4 Million in 2020 Scholarships Available


    January 3, 2020 Media Contact: Amanda Holder, Director of Communications / 831.375.9712 x123 / General Information: 831.375.9712 / / / @cfmco Community Foundation Offers $1.4 Million in Scholarships  Monterey County, California — Many Monterey County students aspire to attend college, but the reality of higher education costs keeps them from achieving that dream. The Community Foundation for...

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  6. President’s Blog: Front Row Seat to Generosity

    By Dan Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County In a joyous time of year what could be more appropriate than emphasizing the joy of giving?  The Community Foundation for Monterey County has the pleasure and honor of working with many folks who use philanthropy to invest in the people of Monterey County.  We have a front row seat in...

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