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Monterey County Gives

Maximize your gift by donating during Monterey County Gives!

MC Gives

What can you do?

Donate now and your gift will be matched through Monterey County Gives! Now through December 31st, your gift to YWCA-MC will be increased by a percentage match thanks to a collaboration between the Community Foundation for Monterey County, the Monterey Peninsula Foundation and the Monterey County Weekly.

By Clicking on the Donate Button, you will be directed to MC Gives! webpage where you may safely make a charitable donation directly to YWCA-Monterey County.

Online donors will receive an email from the Community Foundation for Monterey County that will serve as their official tax acknowledgment letter.

If you would like to donate via a check please contact YWCA-MC by calling 831-662-8602 for information.

Another way to donate!

If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make a gift from your IRA account up to $100,000 per year. It qualifies toward your required minimum distribution (RMD) which can lower your income and taxes. If you are married and file jointly, your spouse can also make a gift of up to $100,000 from his or her IRA. Contact the Community Foundation for Monterey County at 831.375.9712 for instructions or to learn more.

Check out our Monterey County Gives! blog posts to find out more about how beneficial your contribution can be.


What does ywca do

What Does YWCA Do? Action in 2022

Thursday, December 1, 2022

What does YWCA do? We take our mission to eliminate racism and empower women, seriously. We continuously create opportunities to change hearts and minds within the community while providing a strong support system for those who are struggling with abuse. In 2022 we took action in Monterey County: 6 Conferences Community Partner CSEC- Commercial Sexual… Continue Reading What Does YWCA Do? Action in 2022

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Donations for Food Bank Needed to Keep Providing for Families

Friday, November 19, 2021

At the start of the pandemic, it became very clear that the restrictions many people faced related to employment and illness heightened the already precarious situation they faced with regard to food poverty.  We took immediate action and developed our own food bank for our clients, initially, through generous support from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation… Continue Reading Donations for Food Bank Needed to Keep Providing for Families

What is MC Gives

What is Monterey County Gives!?

Thursday, November 11, 2021

What is Monterey County Gives!? MCGives! is an annual year-end campaign inspiring giving and philanthropy to over 160 local nonprofits. This campaign is made possible by the Monterey County Weekly, two local foundations the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Community Foundation for Monterey County, and by generous supporters like you! Over the years, MC Gives! has grown… Continue Reading What is Monterey County Gives!?

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It Takes Donations

Thursday, December 10, 2020

It takes donations to keep YWCA-MC able to provide support to those suffering in our community.  YWCA-MC is a non profit with a two million dollar operating budget.  Providing a 24 hour crisis line along with staffing the safehouse, the community has come to depend on YWCA-MC for life saving services.  Our services save lives… Continue Reading It Takes Donations

Your Donations Help Stop Human Trafficking in Monterey County

Monday, November 30, 2020

Your donations help stop Human Trafficking in Monterey County. By supporting the YWCA-MC during MC Gives your donation is matched and makes the most difference.  Our mission and programs include assisting victims of human trafficking. Human trafficking is everywhere yet remains in the shadows. It is a form of slavery in which another person profits… Continue Reading Your Donations Help Stop Human Trafficking in Monterey County

MC Gives Fundraising

MC Gives Fundraising Week One

Friday, November 20, 2020

MC Gives Fundraising is underway and the generosity of the Monterey Community is encouraging.  During these uncertain times, donating can be daunting yet the Monterey community is stepping up and donating to keep the YWCA-MC going.  As of November 20th, the first week,  we have had 14 donors raising $305 thus far.  We have a… Continue Reading MC Gives Fundraising Week One

MC Gives! starts today

MC Gives! starts today

Thursday, November 12, 2020

MC Gives! starts today November 12th and continues through December 31st. Please consider donating! What is MC Gives? Over ten years ago, the Weekly decided to leverage resources to create MC Gives to promote local philanthropy.  Today Monterey County Gives! is a Special Project of Monterey County Weekly in partnership with Community Foundation for Monterey… Continue Reading MC Gives! starts today

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Our Biggest Fundraiser MC Gives

Friday, November 6, 2020

  Fundraiser MC Gives! our biggest contributor to our invaluable program launches on November 12th 2020. Save the date! We are incredibly proud to be one of the nonprofit organizations participating in this year’s edition of fundraiser MC Gives! , a year-end fundraising campaign that is made possible by the collaborative efforts of the Monterey… Continue Reading Our Biggest Fundraiser MC Gives

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