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Nov 11 - Dec 31, 2021

YWCA Monterey County


YWCA Monterey County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

The Big Idea

The pandemic increased urgent needs for many individuals in Monterey County and YWCA Monterey County was there to help face that challenge. Whether it be hunger, homelessness, domestic violence or human trafficking, YWCA is there to help clients emerge from challenges with justice and dignity. This year with the increased need, YWCA’s Big Idea is to expand its efforts to help more people affected by the pandemic, including those facing food insecurity, financial instability or lack of housing.

I really appreciate your help; it's been a confusing and stressful time. I am trying to stay positive. Having someone thinking of us and checking in on us is important. The therapy services really helped me by giving me someone to talk to who will listen non-judgmentally and provide resources. The assistance with my bills has been a blessing that I hope to repay someday. I am ready to move forward and try to remember my goals when I feel overwhelmed. Thank you for continuing to support me through this.

- Anonymous

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.