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Rancho Cielo


Rancho Cielo invests in all young people facing challenges for success through diploma education, vocational training, counseling, and life skills development in a safe and affirming environment.

The Big Idea

Rancho Cielo offers an alternative educational environment, with vocational training, life skills development and counseling services. In addition to the successful vocational programs already on campus, like culinary and construction academies, this nonprofit’s Big Idea is the brand-new auto/diesel repair program. This program will teach students how to inspect and repair vehicles, especially tractors and agricultural equipment. These in-demand skills, paired with the safe and affirming environment of Rancho Cielo, set these students up for lifelong success and meaningful work.

Leaving my old high school and joining this program is the best decision I have ever made. It has changed my life. Rancho Cielo has given me the confidence to be my best self, and I've never been happier.

- Chai E.

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.