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Gateway Center


Our Mission is to provide a caring and stimulating environment where people with intellectual disabilities can achieve their individual goals,  safely and with dignity.

The Big Idea

The Gateway Center provides a caring and stimulating environment where people with intellectual disabilities can achieve their individual goals—safely and with dignity. Past projects have included updating their building, which is 50 years old. This year they hope to retrofit their original elevator with newer equipment; it’s a vital mobility feature for individuals who rely on it to get them to exercise and art programs located downstairs. Gateway wants everyone to have access to any of its programs—from arts to field trips to social activities—regardless of their mobility.

Gateway Center is more than a special place. Gateway Center provides a nurturing, caring, and safe environment for my sister and others with intellectual disabilities. The staff treat each individual with dignity, respect, and above all, love. I continually marvel at the depth of empathy and compassion that the staff expresses toward each individual. I am thankful and grateful every day knowing that my sister is lovingly cared for. Each time I visit my sister at Gateway Center, I leave knowing that all is right in the world of those with special needs. I can truly feel the goodness surrounding my sister and her Gateway family. Gateway Center is so much more than a place, it is an opportunity to have a rich and full life.

- Margaret Lubinski

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 $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful.

Look for the 2020 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) in the Monterey County Weekly this June/July. Monterey County Gives! 2020 campaign kicks off in early November.

Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 4,902 donors. We did it, together.