Carmel Magazine

Spring/Summer 2020

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 87 of 155

their important programs in the face of these new challenges." The efforts come as the CFMC marks its 75th year of community service. Since it was founded in 1945, the foundation has distributed more than $205 million in grants – including $19.3 million awarded to some 400 nonprofits in 2019 alone. Prominent locals like poet Robinson Jeffers, designer Francis Elkins and Pebble Beach Company founder Samuel F.B. Morse first estab- lished the Monterey Foundation in 1945 to acquire and protect Monterey's historic adobes. The foundation moved into open-space preser- vation in the 1970s. Nearly a decade later, the group changed its name to Community Foundation for Monterey County, created a per- manent endowment, and positioned itself to deploy more charitable resources. "We've evolved into a robust organization that hasn't lost sight of its fundamentals," says Baldwin. "We want to maximize our impact, while meeting the expectation that we'll find solutions to emerging community needs." In addition to leading recent coronavirus- related efforts, the organization collaborates with Monterey County Weekly and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation on the annual Monterey County Gives! campaign, educates local organi- zations through its Center for Nonprofit 86 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 2 0 2019 Past Chairs' luncheon (Standing l to r) Christine Dawson, Bob House, Bill Doolittle, Craig Johnson, Steve McGowan, Kurt Gollnick, Dan Baldwin (Seated l to r) Greg Chilton, Dick Borda, Kip Hudson, Birt Johnson, Jr., Kevin Cartwright. Photo: Richard Green Community Partnership for Youth Students jump for joy at Ventana Wilderness Alliance Youth in Wilderness Expedition in Big Sur. "The CFMC provides a bridge between people and community needs." $19.2 million was granted in 2019.

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of Carmel Magazine - Spring/Summer 2020