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Sea Otter Classic Foundation

Mission

Through sports and recreation we promote a healthy lifestyle for children and support our recovering veterans.

The Big Idea

Transportation and homelessness are two of the biggest issues facing veterans. Through a partnership with the Veterans Transition Center, the Sea Otter Classic Foundation works to provide veterans with reliable transportation. The goal is to continue providing a fleet of e-bikes for veterans to carry them to and from work, the VA hospital and other destinations. The foundation provides training, helmets and maintenance education to help keep the e-bike fleet in working order. Their proximity to the Sea Otter Classic allows them to leverage relationships with top bike manufacturers and purchase the bikes at low cost.

Since I have been provided with an eBike from the Sea Otter Classic Foundation, I have been able to efficiently get to my two jobs, medical appointments and to the store for shopping. I am able to utilize my time more effectively now that I have an eBike where before I was walking and riding a pedal bike to work which used up a lot of my time. Now I can easily go from an early morning appointment at the Marina VA clinic and make it to my day job on time using the eBike. Also, when I leave my night job I feel safe because the eBike has a bright light and a tail light.

- R. Greene

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.