Neighborhood Grants Program

  1. Read our 2017 Annual Report

    2017 CFMC Annual Report

    Opportunity & Impact:2017 Annual Report Opportunity and Impact: words that are important to the Community Foundation for Monterey County Whether through grantmaking or the development of new initiatives, we seek opportunities that will make deep impact on our communities. This also takes form in our resource development efforts, as donor advisors or those working on their estate plans seek a...

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  2. Neighborhood Grants Program Surpasses $1 Million

    NGP grantee Friends of Marina Parks

    NEIGHBORHOOD GRANTS PROGRAM SURPASSES $1 MILLION – $50,000 Awarded in 2018 to 15 Volunteer-led Groups The Neighborhood Grants Program of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has hit a $1 million grantmaking milestone. The Neighborhood Grants Program supports local residents who come together to improve their communities for themselves and their neighbors. This year, 15 grassroots groups were selected...

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  3. 2017 NGP Grantees Build Community

    NGP Grantee PANES

    From teaching boxing and fitness as ways to encourage and empower youth to be healthy, to providing support for Spanish-speaking parents with special needs children, the 2017 Community Foundation for Monterey County Neighborhood Grants Program (NGP) grantees have varied missions in mind. All, however, are small, grassroots organizations working to improve their communities. The Community Foundation is committed to supporting...

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  4. 5 Tips To Organize Your Grant Proposal

    Preparing a strong grant proposal is like a team sport, where staff input, board approval, and proposal writers all come together to bring an application over the finish line. This can be challenging when important documents and data exist in different locations, files, or computers. Taking some time in advance to organize your game plan can help. Local consultant, Susan...

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  5. Neighborhood Grants Program – Small Grants, Big Impact

    Gabriel Trujillo is only 18, yet the North Monterey County High School graduate has big ideas about wanting kids in his small community of Castroville to think big about higher education. As president of the Castroville Midnighters Car Club Youth group, Trujillo has helped organize car washes to raise money to take high school students on college trips. “We want...

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  6. $52,000 Awarded to 16 Neighborhood Groups

    The Community Foundation for Monterey County announced the recipients of the 2015 Neighborhood Grants Program (NGP).  The purpose of NGP is to support local residents who come together to improve their communities for themselves and their neighbors. This year 16 grassroots groups from throughout Monterey County were selected to receive financial support and additional assistance to organize ongoing activities in...

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  7. Neighborhood Grants Program: Individuals + Small Gifts = Big Impact

    In the world of philanthropy we are susceptible to celebrating the Big Numbers. Total assets. The huge bequest. Ginormous grants. We often forget that the greatest impact comes from small gifts, and that a donor’s trust can produce remarkable rewards. We recently held the annual check presentation ceremony for the Neighborhood Grants Program (NGP).

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