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Planned Parenthood Mar Monte

Organization Mission

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (PPMM) has been a trusted resource, providing accessible, compassionate essential health care in our two health centers in Santa Cruz and Watsonville. Our mission is to ensure that every individual has the knowledge, opportunity, and freedom to make every child a wanted child and every family a healthy family.

The Big Idea 2022:
Celebrating 50 years of providing quality health care
to Santa Cruz County

This year we celebrate 50 years of providing quality health care and advocacy in Santa Cruz County. What began as a referral and advocacy organization in Cynthia Mathews’ kitchen, now provides non-judgmental health care at our Westside and Watsonville centers, including reproductive care, primary care, behavioral health care, and COVID-19 testing, to more than 12,000 patients annually.

PPMM has always been a health home for many residents, especially those who are the most vulnerable.

Our Westside health center pioneered Gender Affirming Care 20 years ago and we have expanded that care to all 35 of our health centers, providing hormone therapy, gender-affirming reproductive health, and gender affirming primary care to patients.

Please help us continue to provide access to health care to all who need it.

I did not want to be pregnant. I thought I had nowhere to turn. I speak in my native language, and Planned Parenthood’s health center manager quickly found a language interpreter to help. This compassionate effort meant that I could have safe abortion care.

Maria, Watsonville

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Santa Cruz Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Santa Cruz Gives! raised over $1.10 million for 82 local nonprofits in 2021.

SCGives! has now raised and contributed over $36 million dollars since its inception Seven years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 1,455 donors. We did it, together.

Santa Cruz Gives! 2022 campaign kicks off in early November


The 2022 Santa Cruz Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by Tuesday, September 7 and organizations will be notified of their application status Sept. 22-24. Santa Cruz Gives! 2022 campaign kicks off in early November.