Building for the Future


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We are excited to share this unique opportunity with you. For nearly 100 years, United Way has been serving our community, improving lives by coordinating and generating resources and services. Creating a Community Impact Center is another example of bringing value to the people of Monterey County, and a foundation for our future. Our journey started in 2018, inspired by generous legacy gifts. Thoughtful research and leadership from our Board since then has identified another way to magnify the impact that each of us has when we come together to LIVE UNITED.


United Way Monterey County is Building for the Future with the acquisition and transformation of the Community Impact Center, located in the heart of Salinas.



We consolidated our offices into one location, creating a permanent center for community benefit. We will lower our operating costs and have more opportunities to continue to meet the County’s needs efficiently. The Community Impact Center will bring our partners together to address emerging needs, leverage resources, and create innovative solutions to serve our community.

The United Way Monterey County Community Impact Center is located in the heart of Oldtown Salinas at 232 Monterey Street. The Center hosts several conference rooms and meeting spaces available to like-minded non-profit organizations operating in Monterey County. For more information about meeting space use, click here.



Phase 1 of our Capital Campaign, Building for the Future, was a huge success and we proudly took ownership of the United Way Monterey County Community Impact Center on June 30, 2022. 

 We look forward to developing the  Community Impact Center to expand services for United Way and partnering nonprofits in the community.

Phase 2 of our fundraising efforts will focus on acquiring resources for the Community Impact Center, such as state of the art media equipment, computer labs, and digital access to provide additional resources to support our community.

Your gift toward this project will benefit all of Monterey County. It will provide financial stability to United Way and affiliated partners with the ultimate goal of achieving our collective mission: engage the community and focus resources to improve lives in Monterey County.

We all want Monterey County to be a place where children succeed, families are economically self-sufficient, and each of us can lead healthy, productive lives. Please join us in Building for the Future, bringing partners together to serve our community.



Community Visionaries - $50,000 - $500,000

  • Mary Adams & John Bailey 

  • Chevron 

  • Harden Foundation 

  • Monterey Peninsula Foundation

  • Sally Hughes Church Foundation 

  • Tanimura Family Foundation 

  • Taylor Farms 

  • Nancy Eccles & Homer M. Hayward Family Foundation 

Community Champions - $25,000 - $49,999

  • Aneel Bhusri

  • Gary Ray & Katy Castagna 

  • The Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation, Inc.

  • Bill & Nancy Doolittle 

  • Honest Engine Films 

  • Michael & Tobi Marcus

  • The Nunes Company 

Community Leaders - $10,000 - $24,999 

  • 1st Capital Bank

  • Busch Family Foundation 

  • John & Mary Castagna

  • Central Coast Federal Credit Union 

  • Raymond & Catherine Costa

  • Community Foundation for Monterey County

  • Jackie Cruz

  • Steven River Gurtin & Diana Case Gurtin 

  • Joseph W. Heston & Beth H. Heston 

  • Leinette Limtiaco

  • Pacific Valley Bank

  • Salinas Valley Health

  • Jeff & Shannan Watkins

Community Builders - $5,000 - $9,999

  • Betsey & Stephen Pearson

  • Honorable Jonathan & Mrs. Holly Price

  • Rygg Family 

  • Glenn & Sheila Tanimura

  • TriCal Inc. 

Community Supporters - $1,000 - $4,999  

  • Sandi Eason

  • Rita & Luis Echenique Charitable Foundation 

  • Brett & Terry Harrell

  • Henry Hibino Farms, LLC

  • The Ann Mayer Hiller Memorial Fund

  • Ann Kern

  • Natividad Foundation

  • Clark Watkins & Charlotte Noyes

  • Steven & Ann Packer

  • Pierson  & Associates Ins.  

  • Monica & William Tovar

  • United Way Monterey County Staff 

Community Members - $25 -$999

  • Yuri Charis Anderson

  • Anonymous 

  • Dr. Lew Bauman

  • James Bell

  • Socorro Bernal 

  • Valerie Chambers Blosser

  • Patricia & Eric Bosler

  • Teri Breschini

  • Deisy Castro

  • Dana Cleary

  • Brent & Maureen Eastman

  • Steve & Dorothy Emerson

  • Tina Engquist

  • Jacklyn Graham

  • Karen Harrell

  • Shari R Hastey 

  • Krystal Hernandez 

  • Kurt & Rebecca Hirsch 

  • Harry Horten

  • Warren & Vickie Hoy 

  • Taylor Jonte-Saiz 

  • Kalyssa King

  • Will and Michele Lewallen

  • Vivian Lindley 

  • Angel Mendoza

  • Michael McMillan 

  • Steve McShane

  • Benn & Elfriede Murray 

  • Lynda Patrick

  • Mayra Perez Diaz 

  • Brian Robinson & Barbara Carroll Robinson

  • Francine Rodd

  • Gabby Schlesinger-James

  • David & Amy Stocker

  • Sunkissed Co.

  • Celeste Williams & Peter Hiller




Download Our Campaign Packet

Download our informational brochure to learn more about our Capital Campaign and how we plan to create a centralized location for collaboration and innovation to flourish all over Monterey County.