The Carmel Foundation is a membership-based organization. Anyone 55 or older is welcomed to join. While the minimum cost of membership is just $55 per person, we encourage you to support your fellow seniors via a contribution that is meaningful to you. As we do not accept government funding, we rely on the generosity of others.

Any contribution made above the $55 annual minimum helps provide a host of vibrant programs and services to many within our community. Each tax-deductible membership contribution is based on a calendar year (January – December). Memberships purchased from November 1 on will be credited to the end of the following year.

Join or Renew Your Membership

Use the secure links below to pick a single membership level that is meaningful to you.

*Please note: you can only process one membership at a time.

If you are interested in donating more than $1,500 for your membership, please contact the Director of Development at 620.8701 or

If you would like to send in your membership, please click here for an application.
Foundation residents in the courtyard at Trevvett

Member Benefits

  • Tax-deductible membership fees
  • Opportunity to meet new people and explore new interests
  • Access to over 60 classes, workshops and programs offered each week (over 50% of which are free)
  • Access to out-of-town tours
  • Opportunity to purchase lunch on-site at affordable rates
  • Free medical equipment loans
  • Free movies and popcorn
  • Free blood pressure checks
  • Support services including Notary Public, legal advice via Legal Services for Seniors, Medicare information via HICAP, a variety of support groups, and information for specific assistance needed
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Weekly e-blasts
  • 90's Party
  • Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
  • Flu Shot Day
  • Christmas Dinner
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • New Year's Eve Party
  • Opportunity to purchase $25 Monterey Symphony tickets (available day of performance only, subject to availability, Foundation membership card required, tickets available at Sunset Center box office)

Member Orientation

New and prospective members are welcomed at Member Orientation. At this meeting you will receive an overview of the many programs and services offered while meeting some of the Foundation leadership team and other Foundation members. After the presentation, you are invited to stay for a brief tour. The presentation lasts 45 - 60 minutes and is held at The Carmel Foundation in Diment Hall.

For Questions or Additional Information:   624.1588.

The Carmel Foundation is currently closed cue to COVID-19. Orientation has been suspended until further notice.