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Southern Monterey County Foundation Awards Grants

King City Food Pantry

SMCF Awards Over $10,000 to Benefit South County Residents  Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF), an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, has awarded its second year of 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...

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2016 Board Members Announced

Board 2016

Back (l to r): James Panetta, Stephen McGowan, Ken Wright, Judge John M. Phillips (retired), Ken Petersen, Greg Chilton, Birt Johnson, Jr., Catherine Kobrinsky-Evans, Stephen Dart, Rick Kennifer. Seated (l to r): Betsy Buchalter Adler, Patti Hiramoto, Erica Padilla-Chavez, Anna Marie Ponce, Tina Starkey Lopez, Gail Delorey, Ida Lopez Chan, Tonya Antle. Not pictured: Raul Rodriguez.  New Board Members and Officers Announced...

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Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands Takes Action

Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands (GHGH) is wrapping up its fourth year as a countywide initiative for girl-led health empowerment and we could not be more proud of its achievements. GHGH and our partners have helped nearly 600 girls a year improve their confidence, access better health information and grow into community leaders. Since 2012, the girls have consistently identified...

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The Art of Giving – The Lenore and Dale Meyer Fund

Lenore and Dale Meyer

Dale Meyer, a transplant from glamorous Miami Beach, has had an illustrious life. Her late father, Hank, was legendary in the field of public relations in South Florida. He had a vital role in bringing more than 60 TV shows to originate in Miami Beach in the 1950s and 60s.  (The Jackie Gleason show twice aired a ballet performance of...

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President’s Blog – Legacy Giving

Legacy Giving The CFMC held its annual Legacy Society Luncheon on March 2. The Legacy Society is comprised of folks who have let us know they’ve included the CFMC in their estate plans, have established a charitable remainder trust or charitable gift annuity with the CFMC, have started an endowed fund, or made life gifts of $25,000 to any of...

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Development Training for Nonprofits – Series Begins 3/23/16

Donor Institute Workshop

The Individual Donor Development Institute (IDDI) is back, due to popular demand!  You may wish for individuals to contribute to your nonprofit organization, but how do you make that happen? One Participant’s Story – The Village Project Regina Mason, a volunteer with Seaside’s The Village Project, Inc (TVP) shared some insights with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence about how IDDI made it happen for...

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Great Grants

OITS Musician

Community Foundation for Monterey County grants are making a meaningful difference for many people and communities throughout Monterey County. These grants also received support from CFMC donor advisors. To see more grants in each impact area, please visit www.cfmco.org/recentgrants. Orchestra in the Schools $12,000 for an after-school music education program Orchestra in the Schools (OITS) provides high quality small and large group instruction to...

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