MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY | March 2021
The year 2020 was plagued by crises, but also an extraordinary show of generosity. Monterey County Gives! raised a record-setting $7.9 million (a 46-percent increase over 2019) from 7,576 donors (a 53-percent increase). Representatives of over 100 participating nonprofits and the project partners (Community Foundation for Monterey County, Monterey Peninsula Foundation and Monterey County Weekly) convened Feb. 25 for a virtual celebration – including a dance video montage. Center for Community Advocacy received an additional $2,500 ingenuity award for its efforts getting PPE and Covid-19 safety information to farmworkers. Additional awards went to Teddy Bears With Heart for the most young donors (83), Food Bank for Monterey County for the most donors (860) and Community Human Services for leadership in the area of families.