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 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 $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.

Thank you to everyone who attended our 14th Annual Women’s Fund Luncheon May 16, 2019 to help change lives of women and girls!

If you missed it but would like to contribute, please click the link below.


2019 Presenting Sponsors

Changing Lives of Women & Girls

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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.