Whether it’s protecting the environment, inspiring kids to achieve, fostering innovation or feeding the hungry, nonprofits strive to make the Central Coast a better place for all. Partner Voices gives these nonprofit organizations a platform to showcase their contributions to the community in a more comprehensive way than traditional advertising. These messages are paid for by the nonprofits themselves, or by local businesses or philanthropists who support their efforts. They are not products of Voices of Monterey Bay editorial staff. For more about Partner Voices, read our FAQ.