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Natividad Foundation


Natividad Foundation brings people together to strengthen Natividad and create a healthier community. Together with our partners, we help Natividad provide high-quality health care and trauma services for everyone in Monterey County, including the vulnerable.

The Big Idea

The Natividad Foundation invests back into Natividad, home to our region’s only trauma center treating about 1,500 patients per year, by funding advanced medical equipment and enhanced programs and services. This nonprofit’s Big Idea supports life-saving services that are found nowhere else in the area, including an accredited child advocacy center for victims of abuse and neglect; a Level III neonatal intensive care unit serving hundreds of the most fragile babies; and the only teaching hospital on the Central Coast.

“After I got shot I didn’t care about anything. I was doing meth and heroin, arguing with my aunt and drinking every day at the age of 18. After I worked with CHOICE, I recognized I had to go to rehab to work on myself. I was able to gain privileges in the rehab and run a restaurant and have adult responsibilities I wouldn’t have been able to handle before. Thank you to CHOICE for never giving up on me even when I messed up!"

- Julian

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.