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Stories of Legacy Giving

Stories of Legacy Giving Many individuals and families have entrusted the Community Foundation for Monterey (CFMC) to carry out their charitable wishes. Our latest legacy newsletter shares the stories of Steve and Barbara Brooks, Charlie Snorf, Maxwell Chaplin, Lowel Figen, Terry Jones Haber and Jim Valentine, whose generosity will leave a lasting impact. Whether you have a specific charitable vision,...

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Latinos & COVID-19: A Discussion LINK

The Siemba Latinos Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County held a Zoom discussion on October 8, 2020 about COVID-19 impacts on Monterey County Latinos. The virus has adversely impacted Latino/as in Monterey County. Data released by the County of Monterey demonstrates a higher prevalence of cases among Latinos at 93% of cases despite being 61% of the total...

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CFMC Awards More Than $3 Million in COVID-19 Grants

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the lives of Monterey County residents. Since launching March 16, 2020, COVID-19 Relief Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has provided critical funding for food, housing, mental health and program support to nonprofits serving Monterey County residents in need. The CFMC granted $3,023,762 in the first six months(through September 16,...

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Monterey County Fire Relief Fund Grants $165,165

The River, Carmel and Dolan fires that broke out in Monterey County beginning August 16 caused the loss of more than 120 structures so far and thousands of evacuations. The Dolan Fire doubled in size overnight on September 7 and injured three firefighters. There have also been many positive stories of neighbors helping neighbors. One way people have come together...

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Northern Monterey County Foundation Awards $35,000

The Northern Monterey County Foundation (NMCF) granted $35,000 to 12 nonprofit organizations in August 2020 for projects, programs and serving the residents of Aromas, Bolsa Knolls, Boronda, Castroville, Elkhorn, Las Lomas, Moss Landing, Oak Hills, Pajaro, Prunedale, Royal Oaks and Santa Rita. One of the grants was to the Central Coast YMCA to provide programming in Pajaro Park, with a...

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Grants Available from the Southern Monterey County Foundation

The Southern Monterey County Foundation, an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, has $14,000 available to grant in 2020 to nonprofit organizations, public programs and other groups serving Southern Monterey County Residents. Grants will range from $500 to $2,000 and focus on projects and programs that benefit the communities of Southern Monterey County, which covers King City...

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Monterey County Fire Relief Fund Created

The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has created the Monterey County Fire Relief Fund to assist communities affected by the three fires burning in Monterey County. The River Fire began August 16, 2020 and the Carmel and Dolan fires began August 18, 2020. Homes have been lost and evacuations are ongoing. The fund is also a vehicle for future...

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