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ARIEL Theatrical


ARIEL Theatrical is committed to helping young people learn to lead principle-centered lives.

The Big Idea

As part of its overall mission to help youth lead principle-centered lives while discovering their talents onstage, ARIEL Theatrical’s Big Idea is focused on getting B.A.C.K. to business. The B.A.C.K. initiative stands for Building an Awesome Community of Kids, which this nonprofit will achieve through enhanced social media outreach to recruit participants and new efforts to help these young actors connect to each other after so much time apart.

Last year my youngest son decided he wanted to try out for the big production that would take place at Sherwood Hall. I was concerned about him being ready for the challenge, but felt after talking with ARIEL staff, that he was up for it. Though I know he struggled a lot, he managed to make it through every performance! He loved it, and again I have a happy heart! I still get a little teary-eyed thinking about it as I never thought my son would push himself to accomplish what he has, it’s unbelievable. ARIEL made that possible!

- Jean Cunha

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.