Preserving the Past for Future Generations

National Historic Landmark, 11 historic structures, and 5 museums throughout 22 acres

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The Carmel Mission Foundation is thrilled to be selected to participate in the 2019 Monterey County Gives Campaign!


When you give to the Carmel Mission Foundation through MCGives, every dollar you give (up to $75,000) will be matched! In 2018 Monterey County Gives raised over $5.4 million for 169 non-profits who participated, and this year Carmel Mission Foundation was selected to participate for the first time.


Your donation through MCGives! supports our Big Idea “The Downie Museum & Basilica Forecourt Restoration” to ensure that this 100-year-old adobe building with ties to early mission life will be restored, the museum exhibit space will be doubled to highlight the story of the Missions great restoration, and the Basilica forecourt and garden will be rejuvenated and accessible all. This restoration will enhance the experience for over 300,000 people who visit this National Historic Landmark annually and elevate the history shared with over 400,000 California 4th graders.

We hope to have this funded and the 6-8 month project completed by fall of 2021, in time to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of Carmel Mission.

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