Monterey County Children’s Fund

Monterey County Children’s Fund

Monterey County Children’s Fund

The Monterey County Children’s Fund is a new Donor Advised Fund with the Community Foundation for Monterey County. This fund was created to provide grants and resources to nonprofit agencies that offer advocacy, education and services to homeless, foster and at-risk youth.  Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of these most vulnerable children, eliminating barriers to success so they can realize a brighter future.

Please join us in investing in our community and the lives of these precious children. Thank you for your generosity and support.

Make a Gift

  • To make a gift to the Monterey County Children’s Fund, donate directly and securely online here or click on the “Donate Now” button below.

  • Send a check made payable to “Community Foundation for Monterey County” with “Monterey County Children’s Fund” in the memo line
    Mail to:
    Community Foundation for Monterey County
    2354 Garden Road, Monterey, CA 93940
  • To make a gift of stock or other assets, please contact Christine Dawson, Senior Vice President Philanthropic Services, at 831.375.9712 x126.

Donations to the Monterey County Children’s Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) are tax deductible.
The CFMC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization,Tax ID #94-1615897.


The Monterey County Office of Education reports that, “as of 2022, a reported ten thousand students lack secure housing live in Monterey County– a number expected to increase as the economy softens. Over two thousand are enrolled in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD), or 22% of the district’s school population.”


Students Enrolled in School


Qualified as Homeless


Were Doubled-Up


Lived in Hotels or Motels


Lived in Shelters


Students who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence include those who are:

  • Living in shared housing due to loss of housing or economic hardship
  • Living in cars, parks, RV park, campsite, or similar location
  • Living in a hotel or motel
  • Living in a homeless shelter or transitional housing
  • Living in a residence with inadequate facilities, e.g., no water, no heat, no electricity, no plumbing, or infestation.
  • Living in an encampment or on the street
  • Living in a shed or unconverted garage
  • Migratory children living in the above circumstances
  • Unaccompanied minors, i.e, children and youth, not in the physical custody or a parent or court-appointed guardian.1

1All statistics sourced directly from the Monterey County Office of Education website.