Donor Stories

Meeting the Moment – 2020 Annual Report

Every household in Monterey County faced challenges in 2020. And so did every business, government, entity, school and nonprofit. We’re very proud of what the CFMC accomplished in 2020. Record gifts and grants. Leadership. All accomplished while the CFMC also worked remotely. We’re here for good. We’re here for you. We’re here to do our best to meet the moment.”...

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Fire Impact Report – Rising Together

Fire Impact Report 2021

In the midst of a global pandemic came one of the most damaging wildfire seasons in California history. Monterey County was hit with three simultaneous blazes in August 2020. The River Fire began burning August 16, 2020 and the Carmel Fire and Dolan Fire followed two days later, causing the loss of more than 117 structures and thousands of evacuations....

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CFMC Spring 2021 Giving Matters News

The Community Foundation for Monterey County’s Spring 2021 newsletter, Giving Matters is now available. Read about the work the CFMC and its partners are doing to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Monterey County through the Covid-19 Collaborative. A Covid-19 Relief Fund special Impact Report details how funds were deployed. The newsletter features fund holders Birt and Kathleen Johnson Jr.,...

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Caring for Community: Birt and Kathleen Johnson, Jr.

Birt Johnson, Jr. and his wife Kathleen are deeply committed to their community. They are both children of career military families who believed Monterey County represented one of the best places to raise their families. Giving Time and Treasure Birt has been active on many local boards of directors, including the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC), where served as...

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