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  1. CFMC Awards More Than $3 Million in COVID-19 Grants

    COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the lives of Monterey County residents. Since launching March 16, 2020, COVID-19 Relief Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has provided critical funding for food, housing, mental health and program support to nonprofits serving Monterey County residents in need. The CFMC granted $3,023,762 in the first six months(through September 16,...

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  2. Grants Available from the Southern Monterey County Foundation

    The Southern Monterey County Foundation, an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, has $14,000 available to grant in 2020 to nonprofit organizations, public programs and other groups serving Southern Monterey County Residents. Grants will range from $500 to $2,000 and focus on projects and programs that benefit the communities of Southern Monterey County, which covers King City...

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  3. 2019 Annual Report Now Online

    “Never has the Community Foundation for Monterey County felt more vital. Staying disciplined yet entrepreneurial in good times, nimble and responsive in difficult times, we provide critical resources to help sustain the nonprofit services that have become the lifeblood of our community.” On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the CFMC, we hope you enjoy this annual report,...

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  4. COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants Top $2.9 Million

    VTC Covid 19 Relief

    As Monterey County residents, nonprofits and businesses adapt to shifting conditions, the Community Foundation for Monterey County’s (CFMC) COVID-19 Relief Fund is providing critical funding for food, housing, mental health and operations to Monterey County nonprofits. From its launch March 16 through July 28, the CFMC’s COVID-19 Relief Fund granted $2,973,762 in 126 grants to nonprofits serving vulnerable individuals and...

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  5. We Didn’t Listen Closely Enough to African American Outcry

    By Birt Johnson Jr., Chair and Dan Baldwin, President & CEO, Community  Community Foundation for Monterey County This Guest Commentary appeared in The Monterey Herald June 6, 2020  The emergence of COVID-19 created a profound public health and economic crisis, both locally and worldwide. The Community Foundation for Monterey County established the COVID-19 Relief Fund in response and granted $2.3 million...

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  6. LEAD 2020 – 10 Years of Growing Leadership

    Participants in the 2020 LEAD Institute of the Community Foundation for Monterey County are up and running with a constellation of online assignments, small group conversation, reflection and practice. LEAD always has emphasized that relationships are at the heart of leadership. Despite adjustments made to conduct gatherings virtually due to COVID-19 and shelter in place orders, these 19 nonprofit leaders...

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  7. COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants Top $1.3 Million

    April 17, 2020 COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants Top $1.3 Million in First Month Fund at Community Foundation for Monterey County Helps Meet Community Needs   Monterey County, California — Just one month ago on March 16, 2020, the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) launched the COVID-19 Relief Fund. The fund, created in partnership with the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, provides...

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