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.

Thank you for supporting the Women’s Fund (Virtual) Lunch May 12, 2020 

More than $50,000 was raised, including support from our sponsors, who stood by us after the event went online. View the full program including Courageous Leadership with guest speaker Noni Allwood.

(:40 Welcome by Tonya Antle; 6:45 Impact of the Women’s Fund with Christine Dawson; 13:32 Leading with Courage with Noni Allwood; 44:57 Closing Remarks by Maija West)

We appreciate your support of Women and girls in Monterey County!

Make a Gift

Donate Now

Your gift supports: Leadership and advocacy training, college scholarships, and the Women’s Economic Opportunity Fund.

Thank you!

Speaker Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Kevin Cartwright

Lucia Boggiatto

Gold Sponsors

Sheila Allaire

Tonya Antle

Stephanie Harkness & Judie Profeta

Jeri Gattis

Betsey Pearson

Jane McCoy

Carle Mowell

Silver Sponsors

TMD Creative

1st Capital Bank


Alvarez Technology Group

International Paper

Monterey Trust Management

Pebble Beach Company

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:

Fulfilling Dreams: GHGH Scholarships (Video)

See the how Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands scholarships helps young women in Monterey county achieve their dreams.

Creating Pathways (Video)

Learn how the Women’s Fund helps create pathways through leadership, advocacy, education, safety from human trafficking and more.

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



Changing Lives of Women & Girls

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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 Vice President of Philanthropic Services