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  1. 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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  2. Women’s Fund: Leading Change

    Women's Fund Leadership Council

    By Christine Dawson, Community Foundation for Monterey County Vice President of Philanthropic Services 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 making a difference in their communities. Our vision is that every woman and girl...

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  3. CFMC Announces 2019 LEAD Institute Participants

    Lead2019 participants

    The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has selected 18 emerging nonprofit managers to join the LEAD (Leadership, Education and Development) Institute’s 2019 cohort. LEAD is a year-long professional development institute presented by the CFMC’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence to foster strong, effective leadership in the nonprofit sector. It’s a great asset for nonprofits to have employees who can think...

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  4. CFMC Names New Board Members

    CFMC Welcomes New Board Members

    Dr. José Luis Alvarado, Elsa Mendoza Jimenez and Giff Lehman Join Board of Directors The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Jose Luis Alvarado, Elsa Mendoza Jimenez and Gifford Lehman to their Board of Directors. José Luis Alvarado, Ph.D. is the Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Education at...

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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. Supporting the Future -Taylor Farms Scholarship Program Tops $1 Million

    Taylor Farms Scholarship 2018

    Taylor Farms Scholarship at the CFMC For the past decade, Taylor Farms has been awarding college scholarships to outstanding children of employees looking to further their education, and in 2018, the program doubled! In July 2018, we held Taylor Farms Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) luncheon and awarded 20 students – more than ever before...

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  7. The James Irvine Foundation and CFMC Award $315,000 to Salinas Nonprofits

    The James Irvine Foundation and the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) have partnered to strengthen local nonprofit organizations and develop local leaders in an effort to ensure low-income workers in Salinas have the opportunity to advance economically. Ten Salinas-based organizations have been selected to take part in the 18-month project. Nine received $35,000 grants in December 2018 to start...

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