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NCBI Monterey County


NCBI MC brings people together across group lines including race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability and class. We provide training and education in schools and the community to increase understanding, promote acceptance, and reduce prejudice. We collaborate with public and private organizations to nurture leadership for social justice and provide opportunities for healing from the impact of oppression.

The Big Idea

Now more than ever we need a way to have difficult conversations and confront inequities head on, in a way that brings people along rather than alienating them. The National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) has long provided spaces for the community to come together to learn and grow. NCBI works with schools, neighborhoods, other nonprofits, public and private agencies to understand the roots and effects of systemic oppression and racism. NCBI’s commUNITY Conversations was started in 2005 and continues to foster discussions to address racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression. Working with schools and local organizations to educate and understand oppression is also key, as well as supporting young leaders of color and social activists.

The Coalition for Asian Justice strongly endorses the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) in its effort to build hopeful environments to welcome diversity, healing to change the world, being effective allies and empowering leaders to lead. We share with NCBI a goal to eliminate every form of oppression and intolerance including irresponsible and xenophobic rhetoric and welcome the opportunity to join with them in our mission to achieve social change. NCBI plays an important and positive role in the Monterey County community and thus deserves all forms of support in order to carry out their programs.

- Angie Ngoc Tran

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.