Philanthropy

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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14th Annual Women’s Fund Luncheon

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: 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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Fund For Homeless Women Benefit

Homeless Who Has Their Back?

The Fund for Homeless Women is hosting an event Thursday, March 14, 2019 to benefit women living without adequate shelter on the Monterey Peninsula. Join supporters at Montrio Bistro in downtown Monterey for food, wine and a live auction to raise funds in support of the Fund for Homeless Women – 100% of proceeds will benefit the fund. The Fund for...

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CFMC Names New Board Members

CFMC Welcomes New Board Members

Dr. José Luis Alvarado, Elsa Mendoza Jimenez and Giff Lehman Join Board of Directors The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Jose Luis Alvarado, Elsa Mendoza Jimenez and Gifford Lehman to their Board of Directors. José Luis Alvarado, Ph.D. is the Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Education at...

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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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