Donor Advisor Co-Investment

The CFMC encourages collaboration and adds value to our fund holders’ philanthropy through deep community knowledge of local nonprofit organizations. Twice each year, donor advisors receive a list of dozens of grantmaking opportunities to support programs in a wide variety of interest areas.

Cynthia SnorfGrowing up on the Monterey Peninsula I personally benefited from so many organizations, that I want to give back in some small way. There are a multitude of deserving organizations throughout Monterey County. As a non-resident, I value the Community Foundation’s list of nonprofit opportunities for giving. This list provides descriptions of various community needs and projects and really helps me focus on where my donations can be most effective. We all want Monterey County to continue to be a wonderful place for all of its residents! – Cynthia Snorf Livermore

Due to the conversion of some donor advised funds to non-endowed funds and additions to those funds, more than $470,000 was directed to support Community Impact, Women’s Fund, Monterey County Gives! match and Neighborhood Grants in 2014.

Donor Advised Grants Chart 2010-2014

Donor advised grants have tripled from 2010 and doubled from two years ago, to $4.3 million, comprising nearly 40% of the foundation’s total grantmaking. That is a true partnership, enabling the CFMC to deepen and broaden its grant funding.