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Dentistry4Vets

Mission

The mission of Dentistry4Vets is to provide quality dental care and dental hygiene to eligible veterans living in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties.

The Big Idea

Dental care is essential to overall health, and extended neglect of teeth can lead to poor nutrition, withdrawal from society due to embarrassment, depression, chronic pain and substance abuse. Dentistry4Vets’ Big Idea supports this nonprofit’s core mission:providing dental care to veterans, the majority of whom do not qualify for dental benefits with the VA. Dentistry4Vets partners with an impressive list of local, volunteer dentists and oral surgeons to provide high-quality restoration and replacement of teeth.

For many years I lived with the embarrassment of missing, discolored and broken front teeth. As a result, I very seldom smiled and very often I would cover my mouth with my hand as I encountered friends or neighbors. It was the main reason I was chronically unemployed as I did not have the confidence to undergo a job interview. Dentistry4Vets has changed my life; yes they have. As my photo will show, I now have a beautiful smile that I can be proud of and also so very grateful.

- Glenn Owens

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.