Grants

President’s Blog: Philanthropy’s Image

By Dan Baldwin, President/CEO, Community Foundation for Monterey County I’ve been the CEO of a community foundation since 2002. Prior to that I was a museum director. So one could say I’ve been engaged in organized philanthropy since 1992. While there have always been people wanting to game the system (pick any system), one of the joys of philanthropy is...

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NMCF Grants Available: Apply by 5/31/19

North Monterey COunty Foundation Announces Grant Opportunties

The Northern Monterey County Foundation (NMCF), an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, has $35,000 available to grant in 2019. Nonprofit organizations and groups serving the Northern Monterey County communities of Aromas, Bolsa Knolls, Boronda, Castroville, Elkhorn, Las Lomas, Moss Landing, Oak Hills, Pajaro, Prunedale, Royal Oaks or Santa Rita are encouraged to apply. Grant applications are...

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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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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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