The Women's Fund
When a woman thrives, her family thrives.
When a family thrives, the community thrives.
About the Women's Fund
The Women's Fund invests in women and girls now to create a better future for us all. We bring people together, identify priorities, and make grants to generate change.
The Women’s Fund is part of a global movement, one of 160+ organizations in the Women’s Funding Network. Together, we are transforming the lives of women and girls and making a difference in their communities.
Endowment Chair Tonya Antle announced at the 2015 Women's Fund Luncheon that the Endowment had reached its initial $1.5 million goal. Contributions are welcomed to continue to grow the endowment to support grantmaking forever. Read more
Since 2007, more than $900,000 has been granted to organizations improving the lives of women and girls in Monterey County. Women's Fund Grantmaking
Changing Lives of Women & Girls
Thank you to Diane Danvers Simmons of Own It, Feel It, Live It and the team at Modern Motion FIlms for creating this video to help tell the story of the Women's Fund impact on the lives of women and girls in Monterey County.
Save the Date! Bubbles & Bags - November 8, 2015
Pebble Beach Company, Illusions of Grandeur, Augustina's, Natalie Baroni, The Schaefer Present & Stoffers Investment Group, RBC Wealth Management, Comerica Bank, 65 Degree Magazine, Monterey Aesthetics Center. Mann Packing, Girl Boy Girl, Jane Emison
Girls' Health in Girls' Hands Initiative - Investing in the Future of Girls
The Women's Fund commissioned research on the Lives of Women & Girls in Monterey County to determine the most pressing needs of women and girls in our region.
- 2014 Announced Women's Economic Security Initiative
- 2013 Second year of $75,000 in Women's Economic Opportunity grants to help women become economically self-sufficient
- 2012 Launched six-agency Girls' Health in Girls' Hands collaborative
- 2011 Sponsored the Lives of Women & Girls in Monterey County Status Report
- 2011 Began Women's Fund Endowment Campaign
- 2010 Granted record $85,000 for Girls' Health and Women's Economic Empowerment
- 2009 Completed the planning phase and presented findings of Girls' Health in Girls' Hands Made the first micro-loan to Kathleen Green, Stone Green Studios
- 2008 Established the WBELP loan fund at 1st Capital Bank
Launched the Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands Action Research Project
- 2007 Partnered with El Pajaro CDC to develop the first education and micro-loan program for women in the county, the Women’s Business and Education Loan Program (WBELP)
- 2004 Funded First Glance, the first separate research report on women and girls in Monterey County
With your support, we will continue to make a difference today, while building the endowment to meet the challenges of the future.
Women's Fund endowment chair, Tonya Antle, shares the power of investing in women and girls and challenges us to ask ourselves, "Why Stop Here?" Although the needs of women and girls in Monterey County will shift over time, the need to invest in them will remain constant. The Women's Fund insures that there are permanent resources to meet those changing needs. A percentage of the fund’s value is available to grant each year while the principal remains intact and is invested, enabling the fund to make grants in perpetuity. We invite you to partner with us. For more information, please contact Dan Baldwin, President/CEO or Christine Dawson, Director of Resource Development. at 831.375.9712.
Women's Fund Lunch 2015