Women’s Fund

Women’s Fund

Our vision is that every woman and girl has what she needs to be healthy, confident and able to fulfill her dreams. When a woman thrives, her family thrives. When a family thrives, the community thrives. 

The Community Foundation for Monterey County’s Women’s Fund invests in women and girls now to create a better future for us all. We bring resources together, identify priorities and fund solutions. Together, we are transforming the lives of women and girls and making a difference in their communities.

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2024 Women’s Fund Luncheon – Thank You!

The 17th annual Women’s Fund Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Monterey brought together more than 500 supporters for an inspiring program and raised more than $115,000 to benefit local women and girls. Thank you to our sponsors for making the event possible! Learn more and see event photos.

2024 Women’s Fund Luncheon Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Diamond Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Alvarez Technology Group
BFS Landscape Architects
Big Sur Food & Wine Festival/Big Sur Fashion Show

California State University Monterey Bay
Community Human Services
D’Arrigo Consulting
Fenton & Keller PC
First Tee Monterey County
Jeri Gattis
International Paper Salinas
Leach & Walker PC
Nicora Law Offices, LLP
Betsey Pearson
Salinas Soccer Femenil

Santa Cruz County Bank
TMD Creative

Special Thanks

Thank you for Investing in Local Women & Girls!

Christine DawsonWe want to support women and girls in leadership and policy to address the gaps in economic security and safety. This not only impacts their families, but will also improve the quality of life for our entire community.”  – Christine Dawson, CFMC Senior Vice President Philanthropic Services

2023 Women’s Fund Luncheon Keynote

Keynote speaker Judy Guzmán Krueger spoke on the theme “Dream, Believe, Achieve.” View remarks.

Women’s Fund: Creating Pathways (Video)

Learn how the Women’s Fund helps create pathways through leadership, advocacy, education, safety from human trafficking and more.

Impact – Over $2.7 Million Awarded

Since 2003, more than $2.7 million has been granted to organizations improving the lives of women and girls in Monterey County:

Help Change Lives of Women & Girls

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 Endowment ensures that there are permanent resources to meet those needs. Your gift supports leadership and advocacy training, college scholarships, and more. We invite you to partner with us.

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Fulfilling Dreams: GHGH Scholarships (Video)

See the how Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands scholarships helps young women in Monterey county achieve their dreams.

Thank you!