Community Impact

Quarterly Discussion: How are end-users engaged in the problems being addressed?

Quarterly Discussion: How are end-users engaged in the problems being addressed? Overview Working in local nonprofits, how often to do we get a chance to think beyond today’s pressing details and look at trends in our field, big issues that affect us, or new ways of looking at our work? Never? Only if we go off to a conference somewhere?...

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The James Irvine Foundation and CFMC Strengthen Salinas Nonprofits with Grants and Support: $315,000 Awarded in First Grants

The James Irvine Foundation and the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) have partnered to strengthen local nonprofit organizations and develop local leaders in an effort to ensure low-income workers in Salinas have the opportunity to advance economically. Ten Salinas-based organizations have been selected to take part in the 18-month project. Nine received $35,000 grants in December 2018 to start...

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Celebrating Legacy Giving

2019 Legacy Society Luncheon The Legacy Society honors those who have made the important decision to name the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) in their estate plans to benefit the nonprofit(s) of their choice. This year more than 175 Legacy Society members and friends gathered February 5, 2019 at the annual Legacy Society Luncheon to hear how their partnership with the...

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2019 Legacy Society Luncheon

More than 175 of the Community Foundation for Monterey County’s Legacy Society members and their guests gathered February 5, 2019 to hear how their partnership makes a tremendous impact now, and into the future. Enjoy the event slideshow (below) or learn more about the Legacy Society: www.cfmco.org/legacy Legacy Luncheon Photo Slide Show

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President’s Blog: Helping the Homeless

By Dan Baldwin, Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO  It appears a new era of services for the homeless in Monterey County is just around the corner. Approximately $10.5 million in state HEAP (Homeless Emergency Aid Program) funds have been approved for Monterey County. Many meetings have taken place to get public feedback, to hear from homeless services providers and...

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Valuing Diversity & Moving Towards Inclusion

By Cristina Medina Dirksen, Community Foundation for Monterey County Communications Coordinator Everyone has likely played the game Monopoly. The object is to acquire properties, collect mounting rents from players who land on your properties, thus building compounding wealth. By applying those rules to the concepts of inclusion and equity at a Center for Nonprofit Excellence workshop, panelist Ed Allen, Diversity...

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Neighborhood Grants Available: Application Deadline 2/15/19

NGP Grantee

$50,000 AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENT-LED GROUPS THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD GRANTS PROGRAM Information Sessions: January 30, 2019 (Salinas), January 31, 2019 (Greenfield) Application Deadline: by 5 p.m., February 15, 2019 The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has a total of $50,000 available to award to volunteer-led groups through the 2019 Neighborhood Grants Program. Community groups throughout Monterey County are encouraged to...

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