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Our Mission

To inspire the community through education, innovation
and the development of resources to end homelessness for women on the Monterey Peninsula.

Our Vision

We envision a future in which every woman has access to safe affordable housing.

About the Fund for Homeless Women

The Fund for Homeless Women (FHW) was established to help create and support services for unsheltered women on the Monterey Peninsula which includes the cities of Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, Seaside, Sand City, Marina, Carmel Valley, and Big Sur. Started in 2012 by concerned citizens who encountered homeless women living in fear and desperation, the FHW has raised more than $1,000,000 and granted more than $940,000 to address this important issue. As a field of interest fund at the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC), the Fund for Homeless Women awards grants to improve the lives of unsheltered and unaccompanied women.


The Fund for Homeless Women has three co-founders who continue to work as co-organizers as full-time volunteers. Learn more about why they care and how the Fund was formed.

Our Donors

Discover what inspires our donors. The rewards of giving have never been greater.


The Fund for Homeless Women has granted over $940,000 to community programs serving women who are homeless on the Monterey Peninsula. Learn more about the Fund’s accomplishments.

Arts & Awareness

Arts & Education provide a unique experience to understand human value and issues around homelessness. Take a look at the Fund’s exhibits and learn about Educational opportunities.