Monterey County Local News: Community Service & Support


All Local Community Service & Support News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

Image caption: Kerry Wood, CEO of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, says the organization researches areas of need to help donors direct their contributions.
What Is a Community Foundation?

By channeling funds to a number of nonprofits working on various issues in a given region, community foundations help solve big problems throughout California.

Image caption: There are more than 300 community service districts in California.
Community Services Districts, Explained

Community service districts can do most anything a city government can do. Here’s how they work and how to start one.

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Celebrating Veterans Every Day

About 1.8 million veterans live in California. Here are some organizations dedicated to serving the needs of those who served America.

Image caption: Stand Down events provide veterans with valuable resources including housing assistance, medical care, and a solid community of support.
Veterans in Need ‘Stand Down’

At hundreds of Stand Down events throughout California, veterans agencies and organizations come together to deliver life’s necessities.

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04/10/2024
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Kim Stemler, executive director of the Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association, is leaving the position after nearly 11 years to take on a new leadership role as the CEO/president of the Carmel Foundation.

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03/26/2024
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The Pajaro Assistance Center to aid people who were affected by the winter storms in 2023 will open on Wednesday, March 27 at Pajaro Park.

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03/25/2024
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Monterey Bay's public radio station KSQD is building a team of volunteer coordinators and volunteers as the expand their presence in the region.

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03/25/2024
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Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has selected 21 emerging nonprofit managers to join the LEAD (Leadership, Education and Development) Institute’s 2024 cohort.

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03/20/2024
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77 members of the Gonzales High School FFA recently held a door-to-door food drive to collect food for the Food Bank for Monterey County’s Gonzales Program.

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03/20/2024
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Salinas Valley State Prison EAC recently donated $1,500 to the King City High School softball program.

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03/18/2024
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Community Food Pantry of King City is again partnering with Goodwill Industries for another collection drive in April.

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03/15/2024
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City of Gonzales has announced that on Feb. 28 the design/build team of Otto Construction/WRNS Studio submitted 100% construction documents for the Dennis and Janice Caprara Community Center Complex to the city for building code review by its building official.

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03/08/2024
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About 70 community members attended the Feb. 28 open house of Interim, Inc., a nonprofit mental health agency, at its new South Monterey County location at 2149 H Dela Rosa, Suite #203, in Soledad.

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02/28/2024
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On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the Pajaro Unmet Needs Disaster Assistance Program that will provide financial assistance to individuals, households and business owners that were affected by the March 2023 flooding in the Pajaro Valley.

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02/16/2024
Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Monica Lal will be adding to her repertoire with her appointment to the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

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02/12/2024
Changes are coming to the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, starting with the arrival of its new executive director, Dr. Rachel Miller, in early March.

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02/07/2024
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A community center can bring people of different ages together and give them a sense of belonging. It’s also a venue for people to learn new skills.

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01/25/2024
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Longtime Monterey County resident John McPherson has been named the new executive director of Alliance on Aging, taking over for Teresa Sullivan, who is retiring.

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01/24/2024
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The volunteer group conducted its annual pruning at the windmill—located at the entrance to San Lorenzo County Park on Broadway Street—and at the King City Recreation Center.

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01/20/2024
Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will be inducted into the California Hall of Fame in a Feb. 6 ceremony. He will be part of the 17th class of leaders.

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01/19/2024
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Waste Management has experienced a large number of unpaid accounts for its services in King City, according to City Manager Steve Adams.

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01/19/2024
Students throughout the nation have been engaging in environmental stewardship projects, as part of NOAA’s Ocean Guardian School program.

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01/17/2024
Image for display with article titled Seasid Temple Set to be Peninsula’s First Church With Affordable Housing on Its Property

Ronald Britt, pastor of Seaside’s Greater Victory Temple, speaks to God often, and trusts that no matter what happens, it’s all part of God’s plan.

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01/17/2024
Dorothy’s Place, a nonprofit that provides essential services and transitional support to people experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty, unveils a new sustainability plan.
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