The Fund for Homeless Women
The Fund for Homeless Women is a field of interest fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) established to support programs and services for homeless women in Monterey County.
The fund is made up of contributions from community members that share a deep concern for the plight of homeless women, particularly the many older, single women who are in danger every night and for whom few options for safety and secure housing exist. A gift from an anonymous CFMC fund holder in 2012 endowed the fund.
Read more about the creation of the Fund for Homeless Women.
2014 Grant Opportunities
The fund's initial grants will focus on reducing the number of women on the Monterey Peninsula who are in danger of harm each night by increasing their access to shelter and safety. A minimum of $35,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations and local faith-based groups to provide emergency assistance and creative ideas for longer-range solutions.
Grants to be announced soon.
Photo above: "Sun" by Ken Wanderman from "Becoming Visible" Exhibition
Ways to Give
ONLINE: CLICK HERE to make a secure online donation.
BY MAIL: Checks should be made payable to:
"The Community Foundation for Monterey County"
2354 Garden Road, Monterey, CA 93940
Be sure to include "Fund for Homeless Women" in the memo line.
BY PHONE: Call the CFMC at 831.375.9712 weekdays between 8:30 and 5:00 PM
to make a donation with your credit card.
GIFTS OF STOCK: To donate stock, real estate or other assets, call 831.375.9712.