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MPC Foundation


The Monterey Peninsula College Foundation creates opportunities for students and enhances the learning environment at MPC by fundraising and friend raising. The philosophy that "education is the means by which people may reach their full potential" drives the Foundation's enrichment programs and commitment to student success.

The Big Idea

At Monterey Peninsula College, education is the key to opportunity. Through its Big Idea, the Dollars for Scholars program, the MPC Foundation provides funds to support current and prospective students. Participants in the foundation’s Evans College Incentive Program (CIP) receive ongoing guidance, academic counseling and financial assistance so participants can focus on school and spend less time working and worrying about their finances. CIP participants prove the success of the foundation’s college access work, as 75 percent are the first in their family to attend college.

“Attending Monterey Peninsula College helped me overcome the biggest obstacle to obtaining an education, which was not having enough money. I was also concurrently enrolled at MPC since high school, so I was able to graduate on time, and keep myself on track. I graduated from MPC with a degree in Mathematics and the scholarship I received helped me to prepare for the start of a new chapter. I transferred to CSUMB and with the scholarship, I will be ready to take on any challenges. My educational goal is to get a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics Preparation for Teaching. My career goal is to become either a Middle School Math Teacher, or a High School Math Teacher. The scholarship support I received from the MPC Foundation will greatly help me to accomplish my goals.”

- Sheenal Kumar

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.