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  1. The James Irvine Foundation and CFMC Strengthen Salinas Nonprofits with Grants and Support: $315,000 Awarded in First Grants

    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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  2. Valuing Diversity & Moving Towards Inclusion

    By Cristina Medina Dirksen, Community Foundation for Monterey County Communications Coordinator Everyone has likely played the game Monopoly. The object is to acquire properties, collect mounting rents from players who land on your properties, thus building compounding wealth. By applying those rules to the concepts of inclusion and equity at a Center for Nonprofit Excellence workshop, panelist Ed Allen, Diversity...

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  3. Neighborhood Grants Available: Application Deadline 2/15/19

    NGP Grantee

    $50,000 AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENT-LED GROUPS THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD GRANTS PROGRAM Information Sessions: January 30, 2019 (Salinas), January 31, 2019 (Greenfield) Application Deadline: by 5 p.m., February 15, 2019 The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has a total of $50,000 available to award to volunteer-led groups through the 2019 Neighborhood Grants Program. Community groups throughout Monterey County are encouraged to...

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  4. 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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  5. Keeping Your Head Above Social Media Waters

    CNE Keeping Head Above Social Media Waters

    By Susie Polnaszek, Program Officer, Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Have you considered your social media voice – just how your organization portrays itself through its messaging? A workshop presented by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County explored this topic and helped participants from smaller nonprofits develop guidelines...

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  6. 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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  7. Volunteer Managers Share Best Practices, Among Them: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    By Susie Polnaszek, Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Volunteers can make a big difference in nonprofits reaching their mission. Independent Sector has even calculated an economic value for volunteer hours in California: $29.09 in 2017! Volunteer managers and coordinators from a range of local nonprofits recently discussed best practices and lessons learned for how...

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