Impact & Initiatives
The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) makes a meaningful difference to donors, nonprofit organizations and the individuals who benefit from their services, working together towards a vision of “healthy, safe, vibrant communities.”
Giving fuels grantmaking, grantmaking creates impact and impact attracts philanthropic resources. – Dan Baldwin, President/CEO
The CFMC undertakes select programs and initiatives to address community needs. Many initiatives are supported by funding partners seeking to increase their impact through collaboration. Current initiatives include:
Past Initiatives include Building Healthy Communities, Communities Advancing the Arts, Literacy Campaign for Monterey County, Non-Point Source Pollution Project and Monitoring, Poder Popular and Social Network Support Project.
Programs & Partnerships
LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) Institute The LEAD program builds nonprofit leadership and management excellence for the future.
Southern Monterey County Foundation This affiliate of the CFMC partners with a local advisory board to connect local donors with local needs in King City and points south.
Northern Monterey County Foundation This affiliate of the CFMC partners with a local advisory board to connect local donors with local needs in the North County communities of Aromas, Bolsa Knolls, Boronda, Castroville, Elkhorn, Las Lomas, Moss Landing, Oak Hills, Pajaro, Prunedale, Royal Oaks and Santa Rita.
Monterey County Gives! A partnership with the Monterey County Weekly Community Fund and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Monterey County Gives! inspires millions in gifts each year to benefit participating local nonprofits.
By helping donors fulfill their philanthropic vision, the CFMC has been entrusted with charitable assets of over $210 million. We steward those assets to make a difference in our communities and create lasting legacies.
Our donors’ generosity has fueled more than $185 million in grants through 2018, and the CFMC grants more than $18 million annually to benefit hundreds of nonprofits in Monterey County and beyond.
Together we are stronger. Many generous individuals and families have entrusted the CFMC with their philanthropic vision and resources. This partnership has enabled the CFMC...
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