Community Foundation for Monterey County
Since 1945 the Community Foundation for Monterey County has focused on improving the quality of life in Monterey County. With an initial focus on historic preservation and then environmental stewardship, the focus of the Foundation changed in 1981 to connecting community members, nonprofits and other partners to strengthen our region through philanthropy.
Today, we are the largest grantmaking foundation of any kind on California’s Central Coast with nearly 300 individual funds and over $127 million in assets as of the end of 2009. Together with our donors, we average more than $7 million in grants annually to more than 200 nonprofit organizations in the areas of community and social services, arts and culture, health, education, the environment, animal welfare, historic preservation and more.