Donor Stories

Southern Monterey County Foundation Grants $25,000

The Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF), formed in 2014 as an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, has awarded its first grants. The SMCF raises funds to provide grants to strengthen communities from King City to points south. It is guided by an advisory board of local residents who have a deep understanding of community needs in...

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Fund for Homeless Women Awards $144,000

The Fund for Homeless Women of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) awarded $144,000 to seven faith-based and nonprofit organizations in December. Grants will support direct emergency assistance to homeless women as well as meals, support services, temporary shelter and transitional housing. The amount awarded was $50,000 more than originally anticipated due to the groundswell of support the fund...

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Scholarships & Awards Empower Youth

Scholarship programs are an important part of CFMC’s work to strengthen our communities. The CFMC manages 36 scholarships and awards that benefit students, teachers, and community members throughout Monterey County.

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Anita Tarr Turk Fund for Breast Cancer Research

Anita Tarr Turk of Gilroy, CA was a vibrant businesswoman, travel enthusiast and avid equestrian who became ill with breast cancer in her 40s and battled it for more than three decades. She never let cancer rob her of her positive outlook and determination. Wishing to spare others the pain she suffered, she was motivated to provide support for “top...

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Bob Nunes Honored at 2014 Celebration of Philanthropy

More than 250 supporters came together at the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) Celebration of Philanthropy October 22 at Corral de Tierra Country Club. CFMC board chair presented F. Robert (Bob) Nunes with the 2014 Distinguished Trustee Award for his support of nonprofit organizations in our region. The CFMC established the award in 1989 to honor those who have...

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