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MY Museum


The mission of MY Museum is to provide an environment where curiosity and creativity flourish, while both children and adults learn together through experience

The Big Idea

While the doors of MY Museum are closed due to Covid-19, the nonprofit continues to provide play in fun and engaging ways for families while waiting to reopen. During the past few months, they have provided the power of play to those who need it through their craft kit distribution, which they will continue through the fall and winter. Monterey County Gives! funds will go toward Covid-19 relief operating support, which will help the museum stay open for the long haul. The Association of Children’s Museums is projecting that 30 percent of children’s museums will not make it through this time, but MY Museum is confident that with support, they can.

We love MY Museum! It is such a great place for youth of all ages, not to mention adults. Lauren and her staff are so warm, friendly and they keep the place amazingly clean. We are very fortunate to have such a great place for kids to go to learn and play in a safe environment.

- Nancy Whitman

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.