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.

Changing Lives of Women & Girls

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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.

Save the Date:  Fund Luncheon May 16, 2019

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!

Presenting Sponsor

Speaker Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Bank of America IMPOWER Monterey County Weekly
Margaret, Inc.  Natividad Medical Foundation Pinnacle Bank
Sullivan Refuerzo Group at Merrill Lynch Tanimura & Antle Law Offices of Maija West
Union Bank

Silver Sponsors

1st Capital Bank Alvarez Technology International Paper
Monterey Museum of Art Moxxy Marketing Pebble Beach Company

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

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