Family Philanthropy

Family Philanthropy

Engaging the Next Generation

Your own personal giving experience has been rewarding, but how do you share your joy of giving and involve those closest to you?

The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) can partner with you to include your family in your philanthropy.

We wanted to engage our family in giving and our commitment to helping our communities. The CFMC’s guidance and support was outstanding. It is incredibly heartwarming to give together.” – John and Ann Mahoney, Mahoney/Peterson Family Fund

Family Philanthropy Services

The CFMC offers a wide array of services and resources to help donors and their families define and fulfill their philanthropic vision. As a member of the National Center for Family Philanthropy, the CFMC can share the latest perspectives in the field, arrange one-on-one meetings, or facilitate a family meeting on charitable giving.

Ways to Engage the Next Generation

  • Introduce the concept of giving to multiple generations to make the giving experience more meaningful for the entire family
  • Develop a fund succession plan that will help create a lasting family legacy and ensures your charitable vision will be realized
  • Instill a sense of giving in young and/or adult children who might be new to philanthropy
  • Guide future giving by discussing your philanthropic vision and values with the family

Our parents passed their values on to us. We honor their memory by giving to causes and communities they cared about. – Patricia Gomez

Gomez Family with Photo

(l to r) the late Greg Gomez, Barbara Gomez, Patricia Gomez, Trinidad Gomez – Trinidad and Lupe Gomez Family Fund: Read their story

Customized Solutions

The CFMC recognizes that all families are unique and have different needs. With this in mind, the CFMC can work with you to find the best solution for your family’s unique situation and goals.

To learn more, please contact Christine Dawson, Vice President of Philanthropic Services at 831.375.9712.