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National Coalition Building Institute Monterey County


National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Monterey County assists schools, communities, nonprofits, public and private agencies seeking to understand the roots and effects of systemic racism and oppression, in order to work towards equity and inclusion.

The Big Idea

In the wake of the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and racism, NCBI provides opportunities to heal and take action. They are responding to increased requests from schools and community groups for training to understand the roots and impact of racial and social inequity, and the skills to make positive change. They will continue to collaborate with local social justice organizations, and support leaders of color and rising young leaders in their activism. They will support young people, as schools and communities find their way in the COVID environment. NCBI is planning new CommUNITY Conversations to increase understanding of key social justice issues, heal from the impact of oppression, and strengthen leadership for a more equitable and inclusive community.

The astonishing thing about NCBI is the breadth of support they offer to various communities within our county. They develop leaders and programming in local school districts, produce excellent programs such as their CommUNITY Conversations for the community-at-large, work in collaboration with the CSU Monterey Bay NCBI affiliate, and sponsor or support other developing non-profits such as Monterey Peninsula Pride and the anti-racist organization White for Racial Equity. NCBI Monterey County helped organize a public memorial in response to the Pulse Nightclub Massacre in 2016 that targeted LGBTQ+ people of color, and participated in the public mourning of the Charleston Church shooting that targeted African American Christians. When identity-based oppression occurs, NCBI Monterey County is on the scene offering healing, support, programming and leadership towards a better world.

- Steven Goings

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.