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Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation


Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation helps the Salinas Valley community create a great hospital and health system. Our donors do more than give money. They shape the many ways Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System makes the healthiest impact on the lives of everyone in Salinas Valley. We empower the community to advance state-of-the-art healthcare by supporting our hospital staff and doctors with what’s truly needed to care for people and create a healthier future for all. The community’s philanthropic support for the past 40 years has enabled this single hospital to grow into an integrated network of healthcare programs, services, and facilities to deliver the highest level of medical care to everyone we serve.

The Big Idea

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Greatest Needs Fund has been created to fill the gap when extra support is needed, giving priority to urgent issues like Covid-19 response, emergency medical needs and expanding access to quality healthcare. The flexible fund helps wherever the needs are greatest—whether supporting healthy kids programs, specialized cancer or stroke care, community health and wellness and/or building and equipment expansion. Most recent initiatives include caring for caregivers by providing healthcare staff with emotional support so that they can focus on patient care; and caring for the community by providing resources to support those who are most at-risk, including isolated seniors, local families, and agricultural workers.

In response to our onsite COVID nursing education in local agricultural fields and packing plants: This is very scary. I have two little girls. In the beginning it felt as if the virus would not come here, we never imagined it would get here so quickly. This outreach is very helpful, many of us don't know too much about what is happening. They are teaching us how to be safe and keep our family safe.

- Saul Garcia

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.