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.
Women’s Fund Luncheon – May 17, 2024 – Join Us!
Please join us for the 17th annual Women’s Fund Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Monterey. This inspiring event brings together more than 500 supporters each year to benefit local women and girls. Purchase a ticket, a table or become a sponsor. We hope to see you there!
See the 2023 Women’s Fund Luncheon Keynote speaker Judy Guzmán Krueger “Dream, Believe, Achieve.” View her remarks.
Thank you for Investing in Women & Girls!
2023 Presenting Sponsors
|Leavy, Galvin, Knight Family
|David and Susan Gill
|Kim Negri, SKN Properties
|The Allaire Family
Wine & Flower Sponsors
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 Senior Vice President Philanthropic Services
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:
- Investing in the Future of Girls – Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands (GHGH) is an initiative created by the Women’s Fund that empowers local girls. It is comprised of six nonprofit organizations working together for greater impact.
- Creating Opportunity through Scholarships – More than $290,000 has been awarded through 151 scholarships from 2016-2019.
- Advancing Women’s Economic Security – The Women’s Economic Security Initiative helped low-income women in Monterey County, especially those caring for children, gain access to education, training, and support services they need.
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.
Fulfilling Dreams: GHGH Scholarships (Video)
See the how Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands scholarships helps young women in Monterey county achieve their dreams.
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