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Nov 11 - Dec 31, 2021

Building Healthy Communities Monterey County


Empower people to transform their communities in Monterey County and beyond.

The Big Idea

One of the best ways to help communities thrive is to empower residents with the knowledge and skills to make positive change. Building Healthy Communities (BHC) organizes programs to bring solidarity to the Black and Brown communities of Monterey County. In the last 10 years, BHC has worked with schools, residents and community groups to identify and solve problems. Their community organizing action teams are already established in Seaside, Salinas and they are looking to expand to Marina, Soledad, Greenfield and more, giving more people the training and tools to create a healthy, thriving community and address systemic social inequities. BHC operates under the umbrella of the Action Council.

"I was in high school when I first got involved with BHC. There was a brawl at our school in Seaside and BHC was there to create a Black and Brown Unity Summit. Even though COVID did not allow the summit to happen I learned so much from being involved with Rosalyn and the other BHC organizers. I believe that a true Black and Brown unity can happen in Monterey County if we work for it."

- Skyler Chubbs

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.