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Nov 11 - Dec 31, 2021

Carmel Public Library Foundation


The mission of the Carmel Public Library Foundation is to keep the library open, relevant and thriving and to ensure free library service in perpetuity by providing primary funding for 100% of the books, materials, programs, equipment and services.

The Big Idea

The pandemic highlighted more than ever that multimedia is a necessity. Carmel Public Library Foundation’s Big Idea supports an investment in multimedia, advancing its mission to make sure the Carmel Public Library remains open, relevant and thriving. That includes access to books and other educational materials, as well as hosting community programs. Donations to the Carmel Public Library Foundation this year will support the creation of short-form digital content and live event videos and programs, so the library can continue to reach all of its patrons

The Carmel Public Library opens the door to our community and the world beyond!

- Ben Heinrich

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.