Transforming Health Care into Healing

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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.

A Fighting Chance to Survive and Thrive

Giving newborns in need of critical care the best care.

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Our Stories

New Art Exhibition Opens at Natividad and it's Gorgeous!

30% of sales benefit the Foundation’s Spiritual Care program. Read more

Trauma

Our Trauma Center Stands Ready 24/7

Life-​threatening accidents can happen to anyone, anytime. Find out how two women received a second chance to do the things they love. Read more

Why Caring for the Body, Mind and Soul are Essential to Healing

As a public hospital, Natividad’s Spiritual Care funding comes our generous donors. Read more

Peak Health

Read Natividad's New Magazine!

Great stories about our patients, staff and programs that make Natividad an essential part of our community. Read more

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Interpreting for Uncommon Languages

Improving care and speeding healing by connecting health care providers and patients.

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Our Programs

Indigenous Interpreting+®

Finding common ground through common language results in better outcomes for patients, families and communities. Read more

CHOICE Program

Natividad saves patients who have experienced gunshot wounds, stabbings or assaults; the Foundation helps heal their anger and break the cycle of violence. Read more

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

A state-​of-​the-​art neonatal infant care unit provides everything necessary to save young lives. Read more

The Art of Better Health

Donors, patients and creative artists come together to encourage healing through the Natividad Foundation’s Art of Better Health program. Read more

Wendy Baker RN Memorial Fund

Helping low-​​​income women treated at Natividad receive diagnostic cancer care, transportation, meals, medication and medical treatment. Read more

Technology and Medical Equipment

Providing access to critical medical equipment that helps Natividad provide high-​quality care. Read more

Trauma and Diabetes Prevention Education

Evidence-​based programs that include education and ongoing peer support to solve real-​world challenges to healthy behavior changes. Read more

Acute Rehabilitation Center

Creating a healing environment for patients in need of long-​term rehabilitation and care. Read more

Patient Greatest Needs Fund

Supporting patients ready to leave Natividad who lack basic resources like transportation, medication or housing. Read more

Spiritual Care

Our Chaplains are standing by to comfort, to listen, to pray, and to talk. Read more

The Onyx Fund for Women

Helping women afford basic surgeries to heal chronic gynecologic conditions. Read more

Palliative Care

Transforming health care — in all phases of life — into healing for patients and their families. Read more

Breaking the Cycle
of Violence

Giving victims the CHOICE to exit the cycle of violence and rebuild their lives.

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About Us

Located in Salinas, California, Natividad is a 172-​bed hospital owned and operated by the County of Monterey, and offers inpatient, outpatient, emergency, diagnostic, and specialty health care. Natividad has provided health care services to Monterey County’s diverse population for more than 132 years.

Natividad Foundation was founded in 1988 as a 501(c)(3) to philanthropically support programs that improve the health of our community. Our partners fund critical programs, medical equipment, services and modernization projects to enhance Natividad’s health care services.