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.

  • 2023-2024 Fiscal Year Giving Goal: $175,000. Raised: $146,542.79 84% 84%

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
  • Grants
  • Spring Auction
  • Move a Thon
  • Winter Faire
  • Volunteer

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 23, 2024 at Wave Street Studios from 6 to 9pm.

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 9, 2023.

Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical altruism. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

This year’s GivingTuesday Campaign is scheduled for Tuesday, November 28, 2023.

Winter Faire

Our annual Winter Faire 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 Winter Faire go directly to our school programs.

This year’s Winter Faire is scheduled for Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 10am to 2pm at the Pacific Grove Campus..

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, and negative TB test results.

You Can Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Thank You Donors!

Thanks to your generous support, our school was able to raise $226,870 for the 2022-2023 School Year!

Contributions over $1,000 for the 2022-2023 School Year

  • Pebble Beach Company Foundation
  • National Marine Sanctuary
  • Granite Rock
  • Community Foundation for the Monterey Peninsula
  • Big Sur Marathon Foundation
  • Sadie Kvenlid
  • Germaine Ng
  • Vicioso Family
  • Richardson Family
  • Aimee Paisley
  • Walmart Foundation
  • Nicolle Frazee
  • Megan Snedden
  • Burgess Family
  • Gibson-Dodson Family
  • Dunne-Lowrey Family
  • The Buffet Foundation
  • Catherine Crichton
  • Bird Family
  • Brooke Family
  • Jacobs Family
  • Steven Kittrell
  • Julie Martin
  • Taylor Farms
  • Vanessa Potter
  • Yellow Brick Road Foundation
  • Wilde Family
  • Villarta Family
  • Hamilton Family
  • Walmart Foundation
  • Krista Clarke
  • Learned Family
  • Lauren O’Donoghue
  • Mother Botanical Shop
  • Krista Reuther
  • Troyer Family
  • Brown Family
  • Kris Sorgatz
  • Kristen Kemp
  • Laura Gomez
  • Corrina Weber
  • Arianne Rettinger
Contributions over $500 for the 2022-2023 School Year

  • Patric Krabacher
  • Eldridge Family
  • Zucca Family
  • Michael Nease
  • Anne Johnson
  • Slanina Family
  • Casserly Family
  • Zelaya Family
  • Megan Mach
  • Biehl Family
  • Asa Engstrom
  • Pacific Grove Rotary Club
  • Theresa Chongco
  • Kathryn Pennington
  • Jazmin Ventura
  • Monterey Peninsula Volunteer Services
  • D’Arrigo Brothers
  • Emily Howard
  • Parker Lusseau
  • Svetlana Andrianova
  • Shima Family
  • Kim Yarnes
  • Kortman Family
  • Jasona Prowse
  • Kevin Todd
  • Vanessa Ramirez
  • Sarah Zia
  • Bullard Family
  • Sheehan Family
  • Lauren Ball
  • Shannon Woods

Also Big Thank You’s to…

We would like to thank all of the amazing family volunteers who helped in the classroom, chaperoned field trips, worked garden beautification days, served on the MBCS School Board, Foundation Board, HR Finance Committee, Parent Circle, Ocean Guardian Team, library 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. We could not have had a successful fiscal and academic year without all of you!

Thank You

Donors & Sponsors

Supporting Our Programs

Grants Received for the 2022-2023 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!

MBCS received over $21,750 in grants for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Grantors included:

School Garden Program

Taylor Farms
Grant: $10,000

Trauma Informed Education Program

Pebble Beach Foundation
Grant: $5,000

Coaching & Mentoring Solutions for Teachers

Yellow Brick Road Foundation
Grant: $3,000

General Fund

Walmart
Grant: $2,000

Blacksmithing & Woodshop Barn Renovation

Hayward Lumber
Grant: $1,000

Library Supplies

Rotary Club Pacific Grove
Grant: $500

Fiber Arts Program

Monterey Peninsula Quilters Guild
Grant: $250

Support Our Programs!

All donations are tax deductible,
consider donating today!

Supporting Our Programs

Grants Received for the 2021-2022 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!

MBCS received over $9,300 in grants for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. Grantors included:

School Garden Program

Whole Kids Foundation
Grant: $3,000

Great Outdoors Program

Yellow Brick Road Foundation
Grant: $3,000

Great Outdoors Program

Pebble Beach Foundation
Grant: $2,000

Music Program

Pebble Beach Foundation
Grant: $2,000

Outdoor Stage Supplies

Hayward Lumber
Grant: $2,000

General Fund

Walmart
Grant: $1,500

School Garden Program

A & R Fresh
Grant: $350

Outdoor Stage Supplies

Rotary Club Pacific Grove
Grant: $250

Fiber Arts Program

Monterey Peninsula Quilters Guild
Grant: $200

Supporting Our Programs

Grants Received for the 2020-2021 School Year

School Garden Program

Taylor Farms
Grant: $10,000

Theatre Program

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

Music Program

Pebble Beach Foundation
Grant: $2,000

Literacy Program

Yellow Brick Road Foundation
Grant: $1,500

School Garden Program

Superior Foods
Grant: $500

School Garden Program

A & R Fresh
Grant: $500

Great Outdoors Program

Rotary Club Pacific Grove
Grant: $250

Handwork Program

Monterey Peninsula Quilters Guild
Grant: $200

Support Our Programs!

All donations are tax deductible,
consider donating today!

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