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American Red Cross


The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

The Big Idea

For 115 years, the American Red Cross has brought hope in the face of disaster. Through volunteers and donations they mobilize to help those in need, 24/7. That includes responding to wildfire disasters, mental health crises, shelter assistance and more. They also provide blood for patients who need lifesaving blood transfusions. In the past year, Covid-19 and wildfires have resulted in a surge in need. The Red Cross hopes to provide assistance to those in need more than ever.

“I just want to say how thankful I am for the Red Cross for setting up this campaign … because it definitely did help my confidence and my understanding of fire safety. The fact that lives were saved four years later that’s not my doing, that is the Red Cross’s doing. I was just a small player in that huge campaign.”

- Ashley Koenig

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.