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Growing LEADers

CNE 2013

By Kaki Rusmore, Director Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County About LEAD For the past eight years, up and coming nonprofit leaders have honed their leadership and nonprofit management skills in the LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) Institute. Offered by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, LEAD prepares successful managers in...

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Monterey Gives! Record $4.89 Million Granted

Monterey Gives!

Record $4.89 Million Granted in 2017 Monterey County Gives! is an annual giving campaign that inspires philanthropy and benefits a wide array of nonprofits serving Monterey County residents. It offers donors an opportunity to learn about a range of organizations, and provides a way for both donors and nonprofits to leverage year-end giving for greater impact. In 2017 a record $4.89 million...

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Amy Anderson & George Somero: Living & Giving in Harmony

Amy Anderson & George Somero partnered with the CFMC to craft their giving

George Somero, from Minnesota, and Amy Anderson, a California native, connected over their shared love of biology on a research vessel to the Galapagos Islands to study the creatures found in the nearby deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Both Ph.D.’s in Biology, she from U.C. Santa Barbara, he from Stanford, they served as faculty for Oregon State University before moving to the...

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Read our 2017 Annual Report

2017 CFMC Annual Report

Opportunity & Impact:2017 Annual Report Opportunity and Impact: words that are important to the Community Foundation for Monterey County Whether through grantmaking or the development of new initiatives, we seek opportunities that will make deep impact on our communities. This also takes form in our resource development efforts, as donor advisors or those working on their estate plans seek a...

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Neighborhood Grants Program Surpasses $1 Million

NGP grantee Friends of Marina Parks

NEIGHBORHOOD GRANTS PROGRAM SURPASSES $1 MILLION – $50,000 Awarded in 2018 to 15 Volunteer-led Groups The Neighborhood Grants Program of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has hit a $1 million grantmaking milestone. The Neighborhood Grants Program supports local residents who come together to improve their communities for themselves and their neighbors. This year, 15 grassroots groups were selected...

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Raymond Costa Invests in Potential

Ivan Gonsalez’s routine is anything but routine. Each day, there’s work to be done – driving to CSU Monterey Bay from Soledad – some 50 miles each way – while holding down a job as shift leader at the local McDonald’s. “Yeah, I’m busy, but’s it’s going to be worth it. I’m a working student so everything I pay out...

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RJ Harper Memorial Scholarship – Supporting Golf’s Greatest Lessons

RJ Harper Memorial Scholarship

By Josh Warburg,  Community Foundation for Monterey County Program and Scholarships Officer There is no game bigger than golf on the Monterey Peninsula. And there was no insider as connected and beloved as RJ Harper. His real name, Robert Thomas Harper Jr., that came to be “RJ” after a hometown newspaper misidentified him, the story goes. RJ rose through the...

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