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Tatum's Garden Foundation


The Tatum’s Garden Foundation exists to cultivate accessible, inclusive play.

The Big Idea

Tatum’s Garden Foundation cultivates accessible, inclusive play with playgrounds for children with disabilities to play openly with others. Their parks also allow parents and grandparents who are disabled to play alongside their children and grandchildren. The organization is working on Tatum’s Treehouse in Carmel Valley, a new park adjacent to the community pool in Carmel Valley, where there is currently a smaller park footprint that is not inclusively constructed. They are also in discussion with the city of Marina about building a new inclusive playground there.

Seeing my son's smile when he gets to play with other children his age makes me feel proud that our community was able to come together and create this beautiful park.

- Maria Salazar

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.