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Nov 12 - Dec 31, 2020

Monterey Bay Charter School


Monterey Bay Charter School is a TK-8 public school serving the Monterey Peninsula. Committed to educating the whole child, the school endeavors to foster each child’s full potential. Founded in 1998, Monterey Bay Charter School is guided by the Core Principles for Public Waldorf Education and is a member of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education.

The Big Idea

Monterey Bay Charter School serves transitional kindergarten through eighth grade with a commitment to educating the whole child. The school endeavors to foster each child’s full potential. This school year, they will be maximizing the use of outdoor spaces, utilizing outdoor play in a fresh-air, safe environment. In order to teach outdoors, teachers and students need weather-resistant furniture and equipment, including wooden stumps and benches for seating, shelter such as canopies or tents, and outdoor equipment that promotes movement and hands-on play (like gardening equipment, wooden bridges and stepping stones). Outdoor learning has proven successful in a mild climate such as Monterey County’s, and the school hopes to promote an inviting outdoor learning experience for children when they can return to school.

Monterey Bay Charter is not just a school for us, it is an extension of our home. We consider the teachers and staff part of our family. We feel this way because every day the teachers and staff apply the Waldorf principles of Head, Heart, and Hands education. The school teaches holistically, educating the whole child with programs that exceed state standards. We are so thankful for our Monterey Bay Charter School community.

- Dessi Gnann

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.