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Grower-Shipper Foundation


The Grower-Shipper Association Foundation is a non-profit 501c(3) organization founded in 2003 that provides education and information about the agricultural industry. We offer innovative programs in the community that emphasizes the positive impact agriculture makes to our lives.

The Big Idea

The Grower-Shipper Foundation’s Ag Against Hunger campaign is getting food during the Covid-19 crisis to people who need it. They help connect those with produce to places that need it, facilitating produce donations to food banks, community groups and schools. Monterey County’s essential workers and their children are in great need of healthy and affordable food options, and the Ag Against Hunger initiative is helping with distribution of food to local growers to disseminate to workers. In partnership with the Food Bank for Monterey County, the foundation connects excess produce from the local grower community, through product donation and from our gleaning program.

The food box distribution with farm workers turned out great. People like you are what our community is all about. Coming together in a time of need. Thank you once again and we will get through this TOGETHER.

- Christopher Barrera

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.