Carmel Gives


Carmel Gives Fund

Partnering with the nonprofit Community Foundation for Monterey County.

Carmel Gives is a movement that was created to help local businesses while providing assistance to those in need in surrounding communities through creative win/win programs and grants to nonprofits and City government. Working closely with other organizations, including Carmel Cares, the Carmel Chamber of Commerce and the Carmel Residents Association, Carmel Gives encourages grassroots support to quickly and efficiently get community projects up and running. To date we have successfully executed over 110 projects and contributed over $1,200,000 to help organizations and families make it through the COVID-19 pandemic. If the Monterey Peninsula and its people are a part of your life, then please consider working with us to help.


We are here to help, and by pulling together as a community we will come out of this even stronger.

Since 2020 we have contributed 5% of all our real estate fees from all transactions to support local causes, and would love to partner with friends, colleagues, clients, other agents, businesses, and the community as a whole.”

– Tim

Carmel Gives
​​​​​​​A Movement by the Sea

​​​​​​​Carmel Gives is a movement to help local businesses and provide assistance to those in need during this difficult time.


Donate Now

Click here to donate

It is our goal to make an immediate impact and prepare for future needs with a fund that can be quickly applied in creative ways. Please join us. It’s easy, just click here to make your tax-deductible donation. Anything will help.


Ways to Give

Those wishing to contribute can:

  • Make a secure, tax-deductible online donation
  • Mail a check payable to “Community Foundation for Monterey County” with “Carmel Gives Fund” in the memo line to: 2354 Garden Road, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Make a gift of stock. Please contact Christine Dawson or call 831.375.9712 x126 for instructions.
  • If you are a CFMC donor advisor, you can request a grant through Donor Central or contact your Philanthropic Services Officer to make a grant.
  • Call 831.375.9712 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



Carmel Restaurant Food Production Grant Program

Due to COVID-19 shutdown orders, Carmel-by-the-Sea restaurants have been greatly impacted. With only To-Go food allowed, revenues were greatly reduced, a large percentage of restaurant staff were cut and their ability to maintain an ongoing business has been put in doubt.

The Carmel Restaurant Food Production Grant program was created to allow restaurants to produce bulk and ready-to-eat meals for local non-profits, churches and others serving food to individuals and families who need nutritious food. The goal is to allow restaurants to profitably create meals so they could bring some staff back and assist them in weathering this terrible business climate while feeding thousands of people in our communities. 


Initial Participating Restaurants:

  • Basil, Flaherty’s/Village Corner, Mission Bistro, Pangea Gril, Patisserie Boissiere, Stationery

Initial Distribution Points:

  • Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Boys & Girls Club of Monterey County, Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Seaside, Gathering for Women in Monterey, Meals on Wheels, RV Homeless Encampment in Seaside, Shoreline Church

Since its founding in May, 2020 Carmel Gives has invested over $1.3 million in over 120 grants/projects including (most recent first):

Completed Projects – More than $1,200,000 Granted

COVID-19 Mask Making and Distribution

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Beautiful Free Masks Were Distributed

Our first project supported local seamstresses making washable cloth face masks using materials donated by area residents. In the first week alone, over 1,000 beautiful free masks were distributed through local restaurants, retailers and directly to the Carmel Foundation and senior housing in the area.

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Supported Local Seamstresses

Masks were distributed at these Carmel businesses:  Nielsen Brothers Market & Deli​, Stationæry, Eco Carmel​, Treehouse CAFE​, Basil Carmel, Flaherty’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar​, and Village Corner Carmel Bistro​. 1,000 face masks were also acquired from two local high school students and distributed to families of farm workers in Salinas Valley.

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Other Ways to Make a Difference

Support Local Businesses

Help keep commerce moving

  • Buy gift certificates at your favorite stores and restaurants
  • Order take out or delivery food (make sure to tip your delivery person)
  • Shop locally

Give Time and Expertise

Help others in need

  • Reach out to the elderly in the community who may need help and a connection
  • Offer services to others and businesses who could benefit from your experience and connections

Learn More and Help!

If you would like to find out more, or if you have an organization, personal need, or  ideas of how we can work together to help the community, email to [email protected] or call Dale Byrne at (831) 233-2288.

Sincerely, Tim Allen and Team

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