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Old Monterey Foundation


The Old Monterey Foundation was founded with the specific mission and purpose of promoting, supporting, and enhancing the artistic, cultural, and historic environment of historic Downtown Monterey, California.

The Big Idea

It’s a Big Idea rooted in hope, but it’s something we all need to be actively hoping for: a community celebration of the end of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Old Monterey Foundation hopes to sponsor a free concert in conjunction with the city of Monterey in late spring or early summer 2021, on the Colton Hall lawn, to celebrate a return of live performance and community gatherings. This free event will be family-friendly, inclusive for all, and feature local favorite bands. Food trucks will offer provisions, and art activities will invite attendees to post their thoughts and wishes.

I enthusiastically support and applaud the proposal by the Old Monterey Foundation to hold a free concert in late Spring or early Summer, after the Shelter in Place Order has been lifted, to celebrate a vaccine for the Covid-19 virus! The proposed free concert to be held on the lawn at historic Colton Hall will be a cause of hope and relief for the entire community.

- Rick Johnston

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.