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.

Join us for our 14th Annual Women’s Fund Luncheon May 16, 2019

Women's Fund Invitation

Changing Lives of Women & Girls

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2019 Presenting Sponsors

Comerica Bank

Wine Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor


Bianchi, Kasavan
& Pope, LLP
Carmel Woman’s Club Precision Nails
Pinnacle Bank University Corporation at Monterey Bay Organic Produce Network


Susan Francoeur Taunt Alvarez technology Group 1st Capital Bank
TPO-The HR Experts Foxy Couture

Impact – Over $1.9 Million Awarded

Since 2003, more than $1.9 million has been granted to organizations improving the lives of women and girls in Monterey County through two grantmaking priorities:

  • 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 $215,000 was awarded through 112 scholarships from 2016-2018.
  • Advancing Women’s Economic Security the Women’s Economic Security (WES) Initiative helps 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 Luncheon 2018

Thanks to all of you who supported the 2018 Annual Women’s Fund Luncheon on April 3! Proceeds supported 65 college scholarships totaling $120,000 for Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands participants in Monterey County. See the Facebook Album for photos.

Thank you for helping us change lives!

Women’s Fund Endowment – 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. Read more