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.

Impact – Over $2.1 Million Awarded

Since 2003, more than $2.1 million has been granted to organizations improving the lives of women and girls in Monterey County:

  • Investing in the Future of Girls  – Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands (GHGH) is an initiative of the Women’s Fund  that gives girls in Monterey County a voice in shaping their future and an agenda for change. The collaborative is comprised of six nonprofit organizations working together to enhance programs and collaborate for greater impact.
  • Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands College Scholarships – More than $290,000 was awarded through 151 scholarships from 2016-2019.
  • Advancing Women’s Economic Security the Women’s Economic Security (WES) Initiative helped low-income women in Monterey County, especially those caring for children, gain access to the education, training, and support services they need to secure increased wages and jobs with advancement potential.

Women’s Fund: Creating Pathways

Join Us

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. We invite you to partner with us. If you would like to contribute, please click the link below.


Thank You

Thank you to everyone who supported the 14th Annual Women’s Fund Luncheon May 16, 2019. You are helping change lives of women and girls. We appreciate your support.

2019 Presenting Sponsors

Changing Lives of Women & Girls

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We 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 Vice President of Philanthropic Services