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Ways To Donate

According to the California Association of Nonprofits, in California, volunteers donate the equivalent of 331,00 full-time jobs. The Independent Sector reports that each hour volunteered is worth $29.95, nationally. Its no surprise, then, how vital volunteers are to the collective welfare of our communities. That's why its alarming to know that volunteers rates have declined by 15% across the U.S. Fortunately for us, Monterey County is comprised of heroes from all walks of life willing to give an hour of their free time to build a better, more resilient Monterey County -- neighbors we like to call community builders. But for many, finding the opportunity to give back hasn't been easy.

In the summer of 2017, Community Builders was founded to address the issue of "I want to give back, but I don't know where to start." It is a part of our mission to make volunteering and doing good for our community easier. And we need your support to continue doing this vital work. Regardless of how much you can give, just know a small contribution goes a long way, like how an hour spent cleaning community spaces likes beaches and parks, packing boxes of food for families in need, or providing friendship to those at risk of isolation -- small acts of kindness matters. 


If you are ready to do your kind deed for the day, scroll below to learn of the different ways you can give. And if you are able, please consider donating at one of the recommended levels below.  

Recommended Donation Levels

$50 $250 $100 $500 

Community Builders for Monterey County is 501c(3) nonprofit organization. All donations made are tax-deductible. A donation receipt can be requested by emailing

Donate By Mail

To donate by mail please complete the donation form and mail it alongside your donation to the address below.

Community Builders for Monterey County

PO Box 1122

Monterey, CA 93942

Donate via Zelle®

Zelle® makes it easy to donate straight from your bank account. To learn more about Zelle® or to view of the specific instructions for your bank, please visit

1. Sign onto your favorite banking app or account

2. Navigate to Send Money with Zelle® (typically under Transfer & Pay)

3. Click Send

4. Choose a recipient by entering our email

5. If this is your donation to Community Builders, verify the recipient email and that account is under Community Builders for Monterey County

6. Enter amount, review and send!