Monterey County GIVES! Begins – Be Sure to Donate

Posted: Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

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On Thursday, November 11, the Monterey County Gives! campaign officially begins, with The Blind and Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County once again participating in this vital fundraising endeavor.  This crucial campaign runs until December 31, 2021 and greatly benefits the Center.  Last year we raised $30,028.87.  With your help, we can continue our mission to serve and empower our clients toward an independent life through education, support services and skills training.  This campaign serves as one of the major sources of funding for The Blind and Visually Impaired Center, the only public low vision clinic in Monterey County.


In 2000, the Weekly supported the nonprofit community when it established the Monterey County Weekly Community Fund, a donor advised fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County.  In 2009, Monterey County Gives! was launched, focused on an annual appeal to the Weekly’s generous readers for year-end donations.  In that first year, $417,000 was raised and granted.  The Weekly has built on that success each year, and with the Monterey Peninsula Foundation joining as a partner in 2015, the campaign has shown the power of philanthropy in Monterey County.


To donate online, please visit to make your donation.  You can also mail a check directly to:


Community Foundation for Monterey County

Attn: MCGives!

2354 Garden Road

Monterey, California  93940


Checks MUST be made payable to “Community Foundation for Monterey County” (or “CFMC”, or “CFMC/MCGives”).  Please remember to include your full name, address, and in the memo section of the check write “Blind and Visually Impaired Center” (or “BVIC”).


Thank you for your support and dedication to our community.  I send my best wishes.




Steven Macias

Executive Director