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MEarth’s mission is to educate and inspire through environmental stewardship.

The Big Idea

MEarth aims to educate and inspire through environmental stewardship. Through their current project, Let’s Grow Community, they hope to make their community programs more accessible to ALL Monterey County residents. They plan to offer monthly, donation-based, DIY (do-it-yourself) workshops; lead admission-free seasonal public tours of the 10-acre Hilton Bialek Habitat; expand their donation-based Harvest-to-Home “U-Pick” Community Garden Market; and develop the MEarth Seed Bank, to preserve the genetic diversity of foods that can be grown in our region for future generations. While they’ve offered CommunityConnect programs for several years, this year the focus is on making their community programs accessible to many more people by making them free and donation-based.

Wow! Sustainability tastes so good! The MEarth team is fantastic and I am so happy I was able to be a part of it. You all are doing great things for the community and environment. Thank you for the opportunity to serve.

- Casady Lewis, CSUMB service learner, spring 2019

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.