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Monterey County Tolerance and Acceptance Fund


To inspire philanthropy and be a catalyst for strengthening communities throughout Monterey County

The Big Idea

We are at a crossroads in our country and our community, where understanding and acceptance of our cultural, religious and political differences must be promoted and celebrated. That’s why the Community Foundation for Monterey County created the Monterey County Tolerance and Acceptance Fund. The aim of the initiative is to create a sustainable path to fund nonprofit projects that promote acceptance of Monterey County’s rich cultural diversity and different lived experiences. This fund will make grants to projects that support a vision of healthy, safe, vibrant communities.

We come from different backgrounds and perspectives. Now in this moment of history, we must celebrate the contributions of our experiences, and work to understand and embrace our differences.

- Erica Padilla-Chavez

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.