Fund for Homeless Women

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The Fund for Homeless Women is a field of interest fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County established to support programs and services for homeless women on the Monterey Peninsula.

The Fund for Homeless Women supports programs and services for homeless women on the Monterey Peninsula. In its initial years, the Fund supported both emergency assistance (e.g., temporary motel lodging, transportation expenses, laundry, etc.) and innovative ideas that expanded temporary and permanent housing options and case management services. Review the current grant guidelines for more information. Read more about the creation of the Fund for Homeless Women.

Homeless Women on the Monterey Peninsula

In 2016 the CFMC commissioned the Assessment of Homeless Women on the Monterey Peninsula on behalf of the Fund for Homeless Women to document the primary causes of homelessness for local women, their needs and challenges and existing services. Researchers found there are an estimated 400 homeless women on the Monterey Peninsula, whose challenges are complex and diverse. Read the Full Report or  Key Findings to learn more.

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Fund for Homeless Women Key Findings

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What the Fund Supports

Fund for Homeless Women - FrenchieThe Fund for Homeless Women supports programs and services for homeless women on the Monterey Peninsula. In its initial years, the Fund supported both emergency assistance (e.g., temporary motel lodging, transportation expenses, laundry, etc.) and innovative ideas that expanded temporary and permanent housing options and case management services. Review the current grant guidelines for more information.

Grant Guidelines 

Get Involved

Learn more about homelessness in Monterey County by contacting the Coalition of Homeless Service Providers or by attending a Friends of the Fund for Homeless Women meeting. You can also make a donation to support the work of the Fund for Homeless Women.

Contribute to the Fund for Homeless Women’s Current Grantmaking

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Contribute to the Fund for Homeless Women Endowment

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Results

Since 2014, 29 grants have been awarded to 10 organizations, totaling $837,220. Due to the generosity of the community, new temporary shelter services have begun and awareness has increased through community events and public forums, like city council meetings.