Impact

14th Annual Women’s Fund Luncheon

2019 Women's Fund Save the Date May 16

Join us for the 14th annual Women’s Fund Luncheon  of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Changing Lives of Women & Girls Thursday, May 16 The Hyatt Regency Monterey 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, CA 93940 Join more than 600 people seeking to empower local women and girls.  Guest speaker – Julie Castro Abrams, Founder and CEO, How Women Lead Julie is...

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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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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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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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The CFMC Offers Over $1.4 million in Scholarships

CFMC Scholarships 2018

Thanks to the generosity of local individuals, families and businesses, the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) announced that more than $1.43 million in scholarship awards is available for Monterey County students who aspire to attend college. The CFMC has increased its focus on scholarships, doubling the dollar amount of scholarships awarded from 2017 to 2018. In 2017, the CFMC...

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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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