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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Northern Monterey County Foundation Makes 2018 Grants

    Northern Monterey COunty Foundation

    MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2018 Media Contact: Amanda Holder, Director of Communications / 831.375-9712 / amandah@cfmco.org General Information: 831.375.9712 / www.cfmco.org / www.facebook.com/cfmco / www.twitter.com/cfmco NORTHERN MONTEREY COUNTY FOUNDATION  ANNOUNCES 2018 GRANTS: $35,500 AWARDED TO 14 NONPROFITS Monterey County, California — The Northern Monterey County Foundation (NMCF), an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County,...

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  6. Southern Monterey County Foundation 2018 Grants Available

    Southern Monterey County Foundation Members

    2018 Grants Available from the Southern Monterey County Foundation The Southern Monterey County Foundation, an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, has $15,000 available to grant in 2018 to nonprofit organizations, public programs and other groups serving Southern Monterey County Residents. Grants are expected to range from $500 to $2,000 and focus on projects and programs that...

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  7. Grantmaking: Opportunity & Impact

    2017 Annual Report Grantees

    Community Impact grants make a difference throughout Monterey County. Field of interest and unrestricted funds, created by generous donors through their estates, fuel the CFMC’s competitive grantmaking programs. In 2017 the Community Foundation for Monterey County granted more than $2.5 million through the foundation’s competitive programs and leadership initiatives.Here are some stories behind the numbers. Here we highlight four grantees...

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