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Nov 11 - Dec 31, 2021

Alzheimer’s Association


The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's.

The Big Idea

For people living with dementia and their loved ones, a supportive environment of people who understand this journey is a service these families deserve. The Alzheimer’s Association in Monterey County connects these families with educational resources, support groups, care consultations, and other programs to promote a healthy mind, body and spirit. This nonprofit’s ongoing Big Idea maintains these essential programs, supporting more than 7,000 Monterey County residents living with the effects of Alzheimer’s.

I clearly recall the first time I phoned my local Alzheimer’s Association. I needed help deciding whether to care for my mother at home or place her in memory care. The person who answered the phone gave me her full attention for as long as I needed, and invited me to join a support group for dementia caregivers. That support group became my lifeline. Over the years, as I cared for my mother, the Alzheimer’s Association was my rock, my resource, my comfort. In addition to support groups, I attended their conferences and classes, borrowed helpful publications, received one-on-one counseling, and generally felt that the Alzheimer’s Association had my back. I don’t know where I would have been without the Alzheimer’s Association, and I’m really glad I didn’t have to find out.

- Carol Venolia

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.