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Nov 11 - Dec 31, 2021

Alisal Center for the Fine Arts


The Alisal Center for the Fine Arts is a creative hub for artists and advocates alike. Connecting, teaching and strengthening our community,we cultivate youth leaders committed to cultural affirmation and community transformation.

The Big Idea

The Alisal Center for Fine Arts is a community hub for artists, teachers and creators that serves not just to offer creative instruction, but to connect and strengthen the community. This year they would like to expand their folkloric dance program, Alma y Tradición, providing classes beyond their standard East Salinas options. These classes offer instruction on traditional, aesthetic and historic Mexican folkloric dancing. Funds from MCGives! would allow them to employ professional dance instructors for their classes. The nonprofit also provides a masterclass where students can see professionals perform and learn from them in person.

ACFA has had a tremendous influence on my development as an indivisual, student and leader my guitar class taught me the importance of patience and giving back to the community through my involvement with ACFA and all the wonderful activities ACFA has provided for me.

- Maria Romo

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.