Community Impact

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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Community Impact Information Session – Monterey

Children and Youth Health CI grants

You are invited to learn about the Community Foundation for Monterey County’s Community Impact grant program. Applications addressing the 1) Children & Youth Development and 2) Health & Human Services program areas are due by 5:00 PM, February 1, 2019 (application requesting $15,000 or less are due by 5:00 PM, March 1). The purpose of this presentation is to help new applicants better understand what we...

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Community Impact Information Session – Salinas

Children and Youth Health CI grants

You are invited to learn about the Community Foundation for Monterey County’s Community Impact grant program. Applications addressing the 1) Children & Youth Development and 2) Health & Human Services program areas are due by 5:00 PM, February 1, 2019 (applications requesting $15,000 or less are due by 5:00 PM, March 1, 2019). The purpose of this presentation is to help new applicants better understand what...

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Fund for Homeless Women Tops $1 Million Granted

Homeless Who Has Their Back?

The Fund for Homeless Women (FHW) of the Community Foundation for Monterey County has topped $1 million in cumulative grantmaking. Since the fund began awarding grants in 2014, it has distributed 43 grants to 11 different nonprofit organizations totaling $1,149,110. The $230,000 awarded in 2018 to seven organizations in December 2018 helped the fund reach the grantmaking milestone. Fund organizers...

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Grantee Stories: Opportunity & Organizational Development Grants

CFMC Grantees

The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) is responsive to community needs through its Opportunity and Organizational Development grant programs. Grants to 22 Nonprofits in 2018 Opportunity grants support new and emerging efforts and unexpected time-sensitive needs. Organizational Development grants can strengthen an entire organization’s effectiveness and efficiency. This year, nine organizations received Opportunity grants and 13 received Organizational Development grants....

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