Why Give

Our Mission: “Joyful Learning and Courageous Living”

Give What You Can

As a public charter school, Monterey Bay Charter School receives less government funding than public schools. We rely on annual giving, fundraisers and grants to achieve our annual fundraising goal. We ask that you give what your family can afford from $25-$100 a month or more. Our school is a special place to learn joyously and live courageously. School fundraising ensures that we can continue to offer the diverse and rich curriculum that makes Monterey Bay Charter School special.

What your Donation Does

Your generous donation ensures that our school can continue to offer:

  • Strings and music for students in grades 1-8
  • A school garden program and garden coordinator
  • Quality school supplies for all students
  • Handwork in grades 1-8
  • Woodworking in grades 5-8
  • Blacksmithing in grade 8
  • Additional instructors and support staff for all students
  • After school enrichment programs such theatre, sports, student council, mindful awareness club and Spanish club.
  • Engaging field trips for all students
  • School counseling team.

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

How to Give to MBCS

The Monterey Bay Charter School Parent Teacher Group is a registered 501c3 organization with EIN # 26-1729713. All donations are tax deductible.

  • 2021-2022 Fiscal Year Giving Goal: $150,000. Raised: $63,221.31 42% 42%

Support MBCS!

Make a Tax Deductible Donation Today

There are many ways you can support our school. We have several annual fundraising campaigns and year-round giving options for your convenience. The Monterey Bay Charter School Parent Teacher Group is a registered 501c3 organization with EIN # 26-1729713. All donations are tax deductible.

  • Donate Online
  • MC Gives!
  • Amazon Smile
  • Grants
  • Spring Auction
  • Move a Thon
  • Holiday Bazaar
  • Volunteer

MC Gives!

The MC Gives! campaign is a partnership between the Weekly, the Community Foundation for Monterey County and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. Coupled with the generosity of major supporters — the Neumeier Poma Investment Counsel, Cannery Row Company, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Colburn and Alana Jones Foundation at CFMC — MCGIVES! kicks off with an overall Matching Fund of over $450,000.From November 11 to December 31, donations can be made through the MC Gives! program for Monterey Bay Charter School. Many of our families choose to submit their Family Giving contributions during this time. It is an honor to be accepted into the MC GIves! Program.

Amazon Smile

Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select “Monterey Bay Charter School” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They’ll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.

How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features
3. Select “Monterey Bay Charter School” as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

Grants

MBCS greatly appreciates the support of organizations through grants that align with our mission and programs. If you are interested in learning more about supporting our programs through a grant, please contact our Communications and Development Manager at: communications@mbcharterschool.org

Annual Spring Auction

This event is our school’s largest fundraiser! A group of dedicated parent volunteers work all year long to obtain donations for our online auction, put together raffle prizes, and plan a themed party, open to the community. Each student is asked to sell $200 worth of raffle tickets for this fundraiser during the month of March. Stay tuned for more information on this year’s Spring Auction Party! The Spring Auction Party is scheduled for: Saturday March 26, 2022 at Wave Street Studios

Support our Annual Spring Auction by donating goods, new merchandise, gift certificates, or services. Please contact us for more information.

Move a Thon

Held in November, students obtain pledges from family and friends for a flat dollar amount or pledge per lap. In past years, the children run, walk or jog for 30 minutes on our school field while listening to a drumming circle and running with our school mascot, the gnome! The annual Move A Thon is scheduled for: Thursday November 4, 2021.

Holiday Bazaar

Our annual Holiday Bazaar is a wonderful opportunity to build community, create one of a kind crafts for loved ones, purchase unique holiday gifts from our vendors, enjoy music and lunch made by our eighth grade students, and take Holiday photos with our winter gnome in our school garden. All proceeds from our Holiday Bazaar go directly to our school programs.

This year’s Holiday Bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10am to 2pm.

Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Monterey Bay Charter School. We have many opportunities for you to share your passion by supporting our students and school, and helping where you’re needed most. Options include: classroom aide, food service, life lab, and coaching. Volunteers require a background check, negative TB test results and COVID vaccination per CA Education Code and Board Policy.

You Can Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Thank You Donors!

Thanks to your generous support, our school was able to raise over $129,000 for the 2020-2021 School Year!

Contributions over $1,000 for the 2020-2021 School Year

  • Noble Family
  • Pebble Beach Company Foundation
  • Alecia Hull Real Estate
  • Granite Rock
  • Monterey Peninsula Volunteer Services
  • Community Foundation Santa Cruz County (Commons Family)
  • Crichton Family
  • Jacobs Family
  • Escher Family
  • Vicioso Family
  • Thompson Family
  • Maunder Family
  • Martin Family
  • Burgess Family
  • Dunne-Lowrey Family
  • Bennett Family
  • Bradley Family
  • Bridge Family
  • Taylor Farms
  • S.T.A.R. Foundation
  • Kondo Family
  • Hana Gardens Del Rey Oaks
  • Howard Family
  • Hamilton Family
  • Jasona Prowse
  • Venessa Moranda
  • Wilde Family
  • Slanina Family
  • DiPaolo Family
  • Mello Family
  • Murphy Family
Contributions over $500 for the 2020-2021 School Year

  • San Lorenzo Lumber
  • Doug and Susan Burgess
  • Elaine Brown
  • Lacey Raak
  • Christyanne Ingels
  • Shima Fanily
  • Learned Family
  • Thompson Family
  • Simpson Family
  • Yana Polyakova
  • Megan Snedden
  • Daly Family
  • Anne Johnson
  • Garcia Family
  • York-Dickerman Family
  • Turgen Family
  • Oh Family
  • Leslie Barbosa
  • Madeira Family
  • NG Family
  • A&R Fresh
  • Superior Foods
  • Filcek Family
  • Begue Family
  • Mann Family

Also Big Thank You’s to…

We would like to thank all of the amazing family volunteers who helped build outdoor classrooms, bring our school garden to life, worked site beautification days, served on the MBCS School Board, Foundation Board, HR Finance Committee, Parent Circle, Ocean Guardian Team, garden committee and the DEI Taskforce. A BIG thank you to our incredible teachers who continued to provide our students with an amazing education even in a pandemic. We could not have had a successful fiscal and academic year without all of you!

Thank You

Donors & Sponsors

Select Monterey Bay Charter School on Amazon Smile and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the School!
Select Monterey Bay Charter School on Amazon Smile and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the School!

Supporting Our Programs

Grants Received for the 2020-2021 School Year

We would like to thank all of the amazing family volunteers who helped build outdoor classrooms, bring our school garden to life, worked site beautification days, served on the MBCS School Board, Foundation Board, HR Finance Committee, Parent Circle, Ocean Guardian Team, garden committee and the DEI Taskforce. A BIG thank you to our incredible teachers who continued to provide our students with an amazing education even in a pandemic. We could not have had a successful fiscal and academic year without all of you!

Literacy Program

Yellow Brick Road Foundation
Grant: $1,500

Music Program

Pebble Beach Foundation
Grant: $2,000

Theatre Program

S.T.A.R. Foundation
Grant: $5,000

School Garden Program

Taylor Farms
Grant: $10,000

School Garden Program

Superior Foods
Grant: $500

School Garden Program

A & R Fresh
Grant: $500

Handwork Program

Monterey Peninsula Quilters Guild
Grant: $200

Great Outdoors Program

Rotary Club Pacific Grove
Grant: $250

Supporting Our Programs

Grants Received for the 2021-2022 School Year

School Garden Program

Whole Kids Foundation
Grant: $3,000

School Garden Program

A & R Fresh
Grant: $300

Great Outdoors Program

Yellow Brick Road Foundation
Grant: $3,000

Great Outdoors Program

Pebble Beach Foundation
Grant: $2,000

Support Our Programs!

All donations are tax deductible,
consider donating today!

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