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Carmel Valley Community Youth Center


Our mission is to serve the community first and foremost. We have done that by providing a public pool for seasonal recreational swimming, water safety programs, a swim team, free water safety classes for high risk kids, lifeguard trainings, and providing first time jobs as lifeguards for high school students, mentoring them along the way. In 2020 we contracted with the YMCA to provide a distance learning program during COVID. We then transitioned into providing a summer camp for 2021. We will be offering an after school program for Tularcitos Elementary School students this coming school year. The kids have a nice and safe environment at the community center. We are excited to say we are also planning an all- inclusive brand new playground as we work with Tatum's Garden Foundation! Our fundraising events are always fun for the whole family!

The Big Idea

The Carmel Valley Community Youth Center has served the unique needs of the community for more than 60 years. This nonprofit provides public pool and water safety programs, as well as newly developed summer camp and after-school programs as a response to the pandemic. Donations through MCGives! will support Santa’s Fly-In, a long-standing holiday tradition. This event brings the community together with a parade, youth activities and a helicopter visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

"I like Santa's Fly-In. My favorite part is riding in the parade with my Girls Scout Troop! I also like being able to see Santa with my sister! We have so much fun watching the helicopter land and Santa and Mrs. Claus get out to wave at everyone!"

- Kolbie Rianda

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.