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The “philanthropic experts” of the Community Foundation for Monterey County steer individuals, families, nonprofits, and businesses to support charities and grants that “create healthy, safe, vibrant communities in Monterey County and beyond.”

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These California Schools Connect Kids to Community Services. Will They Survive Budget Cuts?


Gov. Gavin Newsom launched the community school initiative with $4.1 billion in grants to connect students and their families to medical care, counseling and other services.

MPCC President, CEO Named to CalChamber Board of Directors


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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MST Donates Vehicle to City of Greenfield, Bolstering Community Programs

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community Science Workshop’s Omar Vigil and Jose Sanchez recently met with Pat Lewis, fleet maintenance superintendent at Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST), to receive a vehicle that MST donated to their organization and the Greenfield Recreation Department.

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Rep. Lofgren, Local Leaders Celebrate $1.1M in Federal Funding for King City

KING CITY — Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren recently presented checks appropriated by Congress for two community projects totaling $1.1 million that will help create an electric vehicle charging station and Family Justice Center in King City.

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Community Foundation for Monterey County Grants $41M in 2023

MONTEREY COUNTY — Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has announced a record year of impact in 2023.

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Monterey County Schools Receive Nearly $40 Million to Implement Community Schools.

For the past couple of years, the state has pushed to transition K-12 campuses into community schools, designed to serve not only as a space to learn but a hub where parents and students can get support for needs like…

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Monterey County Community Action Partnership Celebrates 60 Years of Service

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Community Action Partnership is celebrating a milestone with its partner organizations across the county this month: 60 years of improving communities, fighting the impacts of poverty, inspiring a spirit of hope and creating opportunities for …

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Costly Rent Is Forcing All-in Monterey County to Look for More Affordable Options.

For the past four years, All-In Monterey County has helped distribute food, clothing and more to thousands of residents every month. Its volunteers were deployed throughout Pajaro following flooding in 2023, helping disaster-stricken residents clear out the mud from their…

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Hundreds Attend Groundbreaking of Community Center Complex in Gonzales

GONZALES — A groundbreaking was held Saturday for Phase 1 of the Dennis and Janice Caprara Community Center Complex in Gonzales.

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Guitars Not Guns Makes Historic Donation of 200 Guitars to South Monterey County Schools

MONTEREY COUNTY — The Monterey County Chapter of Guitars Not Guns, in conjunction with the Monterey County Office of Education, distributed 200 Keith Urban Yamaha Guitars, along with Gator guitar cases, to 10 school districts in South Monterey County on …

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Broadband Access Expands to San Ardo and North Monterey County, Bridging Digital Divide for More Than 1,000 Households

SAN ARDO — Two rural areas in Monterey County are marking milestones as the County of Monterey expands essential internet services.

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Grant Empowers Alliance on Aging to Promote Age- And Disability-Friendly Communities in Monterey County

MONTEREY COUNTY — With the support of a pivotal grant from the California Department of Aging, the Alliance on Aging (AOA) is embarking on a transformative journey to foster age- and disability-friendly communities across Salinas, North and South Monterey County.


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.
Celebrating Veterans Every Day
These organizations are dedicated to serving the needs of those who served America.
There are more than 300 community service districts in California.
Community Services Districts, Explained
Areas that the county overlooks can form their own local governments.
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.
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