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Nov 12 - Dec 31, 2020

Center for Community Advocacy


CCA is committed to providing opportunities, venues and programs that allow motivated residents to develop their leadership skills and potential. Whether through volunteering at CCA and community events, serving in a leadership capacity in a local community group or board or by participating in a workshop series, CCA works to provide residents with opportunities to participate, network and avail themselves of ideas and best practices for civic engagement and community involvement.

The Big Idea

Center for Community Advocacy (CCA) helps build leadership within the community, working side by side with farmworkers and their families to help improve their living conditions, find affordable housing and access health services and resources. The need for these efforts has escalated with Covid-19, especially since farmworkers do not have the option to shelter in place, instead working long hours and putting their safety and health on the line to help feed our community. CCA has been helping by delivering masks to farmworkers for their protection, and providing them with health information about prevention and detection of symptoms. Farmworkers face many challenges to be able to provide a decent living for their families, and Covid-19 has increased the stakes.

A big thank you to CCA and their leaders for the information shared and for caring about workers like us. Thank you for reminding us about the importance of prevention and what we can do to avoid the spread of COVID-19. CCA as an organization has always cared for farmworkers bringing us information and resources.

- Francisca Medrano

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.