The Women's Fund

Women are the central threads of our community.
When a woman thrives, her family thrives.
When a family thrives, the community thrives.

The Women's Fund invests in women and girls now to create a better future for us all.  We bring people together, identify community priorities, fund solutions, and invest time and talent 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 creating lasting impact on the communities in which they live


Invest in the Future of Women & Girls - Why Stop Here?

In the video above, 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 Impact - More than $500,000 Awarded

Women's Fund Breakfast2013Since 2007, more than $500,000 has been granted to organizations improving the lives of womens and girls in Monterey County.  Be sure to read the The Lives of Women & Girls in Monterey County Status Report which reveals issues of key importance to local women and girls.  For more information on Women's Fund grantmaking, please contact Julie Drezner, Vice President of Grants and Programs at 831.375.9712 x112.

Resources & Research

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.


With your support, we will continue to make a difference today, while building the endowment to meet the challenges of the future.