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  1. President’s Blog: Meeting Community Need

    Dan Baldwin CFMC President/CEO

    By Dan Baldwin, President/CEO Community Foundation for Monterey County Ten days ago, before the pace of change in our communities greatly accelerated, this blog led with a celebratory welcome to the 75th year of the Community Foundation for Monterey County. On March 26, 1945, 33 local leaders signed the documents that formed the Monterey Foundation. The list of signees includes...

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  2. COVID-19 Relief Fund Created

    COVID-19 Relief Fund Created Monterey County is a caring and generous community. The Community Foundation for Monterey County created the COVID-19 Relief Fund in partnership with the Monterey Peninsula Foundation to help those affected by the impact of the Coronavirus in Monterey County. The COVID-19 Relief Fund will address the immediate and longer-term needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents....

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  3. Responding to COVID-19

    The Community Foundation for Monterey County is concerned with the well being of its staff, donors, nonprofit partners and the residents of Monterey County impacted by COVID-19. The President announced a Federal Emergency Declaration March 13, 2020. The County of Monterey has issued a proclamation of a local emergency and Shelter in Place measures. The Monterey County Operation Area Emergency...

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  4. Gafill, Pezzini Named to CFMC Board of Directors

    Kirk Gafill. left, Joe Pezzini,. right new CFMC board members

    The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) is pleased to announce the addition of Kirk Gafill  and Joe Pezzini to their 2020 Board of Directors. Kirk Gafill, a native of Big Sur, is President/CFO of Nepenthe/Phoenix Corporation, a family business. He worked his way up from dishwashing to the helm of Nepenthe restaurant, founded by his grandparents. I am honored...

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  5. Record Grants Announced

    Community Foundation for Monterey County grants $19.2 million in 2019, Surpasses $200 million total grantmaking MONTEREY COUNTY, CA – People who partnered with the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) in their philanthropy set a new mark for generosity in 2019. Grants totaling $19.2 million were awarded to more than 890 nonprofit organizations thanks to caring individuals, families and businesses who work...

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  6. 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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  7. 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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