Community Impact

Women’s Fund: Leading Change

Women's Fund Group 2019

By Christine Dawson, Community Foundation for Monterey County Vice President of Philanthropic Services When a woman thrives, her family thrives. When a family thrives, the community thrives. The Community Foundation for Monterey County’s Women’s Fund invests in women and girls now to create a better future for us all. Together, we are transforming the lives of women and girls and...

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President’s Blog: Impact Investing

Impact Investing

By Dan Baldwin, Community Foundation for Monterey County President/CEO The Community Foundation for Monterey County continually looks for ways to deepen its community impact. With this in mind, we began a new initiative in 2018: Community Impact Investing (CII). Impact investing is not new to philanthropy. Many private and community foundations utilize impact investments in various forms. Impact investments are...

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CFMC Announces 2019 LEAD Institute Participants

Lead2019 participants

The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has selected 18 emerging nonprofit managers to join the LEAD (Leadership, Education and Development) Institute’s 2019 cohort. LEAD is a year-long professional development institute presented by the CFMC’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence to foster strong, effective leadership in the nonprofit sector. It’s a great asset for nonprofits to have employees who can think...

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Quarterly Discussion: Exploring Big Ideas for Local Impact

Topic: Engaging Who We Serve to Create Solutions 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? How about here...

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Southern Monterey County Foundation Awards $21,000 in Grants

SMCF grantee YMCA

In its fifth year of grantmaking, the Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF), an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, granted $21,000 to nonprofit organizations that are providing a variety of community-based services aimed at improving the quality of life for Southern Monterey County residents. To date $93,600 has been granted. “We’re amazed with how local donors have...

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The James Irvine Foundation and CFMC Award $315,000 to Salinas Nonprofits

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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