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Fund for Independent Journalism in Monterey County


Dedicated to promoting independent journalism through enterprise reporting, free speech initiatives, story-sharing projects, and diversity programs — to help alternative newsmedia deliver outstanding journalism and create an informed citizenry.

The Big Idea

With a mission rooted in the foundations of our country, the Fund for Independent Journalism in Monterey County supports the in-depth reporting needed to create an informed citizenry. For years, newsrooms have cut jobs and eliminated expensive, time-consuming investigative reporting projects. This nonprofit’s Big Idea does the opposite, investing in enterprise reporting projects for the Monterey County Weekly, Monterey County NOW e-newsletter and multimedia newscasts. In addition to in-depth reporting, this nonprofit promotes free speech initiatives, story-sharing projects and diversity programs.

"Our community desperately needs you. Talk about essential service! Thanks for being there to shine a clear light on issues that matter."

- Mary Adams

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.