Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands

14th Annual Women’s Fund Luncheon

2019 Women's Fund Save the Date May 16

Join us for the 14th annual Women’s Fund Luncheon  of the Community Foundation for Monterey County Changing Lives of Women & Girls Thursday, May 16 The Hyatt Regency Monterey 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, CA 93940 Join more than 600 people seeking to empower local women and girls.  Guest speaker – Julie Castro Abrams, Founder and CEO, How Women Lead Julie is...

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Changing Lives of Women & Girls in Monterey County

Celeste Islas Women's fund speaker and GHGH participant

The timing is right, the message is clear: women are harnessing their power to make change. In the time of the #MeToo movement, and the realization that human trafficking is happening locally, awareness and hope gripped the 575 people gathered at the Community Foundation for Monterey County’s 13th annual Women’s Fund Luncheon. “Where we are is in a moment of real awakening...

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It’s Scholarship Season!

Apply now for scholarships

More than $800,000 Available for 2018 The Community Foundation for Monterey County is pleased to announce that more than $800,000 is available for scholarship applicants through over 40 scholarship programs in 2018. Students can apply through our online system through one application for up to 30 different scholarship programs. The application period begins January 5, deadline to complete an application is...

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Women’s Fund – Creating Opportunity

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A scholarship isn’t just money to Francisca “Frieda” Rios – it’s opportunity. It’s being able to buy a computer to do homework and research from home. It’s knowing that making homework a priority when she finishes her shift at a local pizza shop is a must because people she doesn’t know have invested in her and have faith in her...

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Women’s Fund Luncheon 2017

Womens Fund 2016

Mark your calendar now and reserve your seat for the 12th Annual Women’s Fund Luncheon Tuesday, May 9 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey. Registration begins at 11:00 AM with the program starting at 12 noon. Keynote speaker Tracy Gary is a philanthropist, nonprofit entrepreneur, and legacy mentor who has worked tirelessly to help others experience the joy of giving charitable dollars to causes...

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8 Things You Can Do Now to Empower Women & Girls

Women's Fund Lunch

By Tracy Gary, Author “Inspired Philanthropy,” 2017 Women’s Fund Luncheon Keynote Speaker  Keep Marching, Giving Together We are awake as never before. It is, as has been said, “the best of times (for some) and the worst of times” for others. Let’s be here for those that need it and lift all while shaping the world we want. We stand on the...

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Rick and Tonya Antle – Paying it Forward

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(Rick Antle passed away April 14, 2018. This interview was published in 2016). Rick Antle was the leader of agricultural giant Tanimura & Antle. Tonya is best known for blazing the trail for organic produce as VP of Marketing at Earthbound Farms, and is now a community volunteer. They use their CFMC donor advised fund to give to the causes that...

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