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Healing and Reconciliation Institute


The Healing and Reconciliation Institute uses evidence-based reconciliation tools and practices to help heal racial and historical divides. We support trauma-informed and indigenous-origin healing services for communities, offered by licensed and authorized volunteer healers. Coupled with our ongoing planning workshops with community leaders, these methods help facilitate a more cohesive, interconnected community where all groups and races can better work together towards multicultural community reconciliation events of the community’s own design.

The Big Idea

In 2020, we will host the first annual weekend workshop to help heal survivors of sex trafficking who live in Monterey County, led by survivors and supported by mental health professional.

The Healing and Reconciliation Institute has given me the support and opportunity I have needed to develop my potential in my community as a leader.

- Cari Herthel

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

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2020 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is active until August 1. Monterey County Gives! 2020 campaign kicks off in early November.