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Fund for Homeless Women

Grants to California Nonprofits and Agencies to Support
Homeless Women on the Monterey Peninsula

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC)

Deadline Date:

10/05/18 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to California nonprofits for programs and services to provide shelter and safety for homeless women on the Monterey Peninsula. Funding is available for emergency assistance and larger grants are available to develop more permanent housing options and innovative solutions.

The Fund for Homeless Women seeks proposals that address one or more of the following grantmaking priorities. Innovative strategies and inter-agency collaborations are strongly encouraged. Applicants may apply for grants
in both categories within the same proposal.

1. Small grants for emergency assistance. The Fund for Homeless Women will consider awarding grants up to $10,000 per year to support emergency shelter (e.g., hotel/motel vouchers), transportation (e.g., bus passes, car repair) and personal care (e.g., laundry, showers, health/dental care) for homeless women.

Distribution sites could include: faith- and other community-based homeless service providers on the Monterey Peninsula. Funded organizations must have or put in place a process/mechanism to offer this assistance and monitor its use.

2. Support for innovative ideas that expand emergency/temporary shelter, permanent housing options and/or case management services. The Fund for Homeless Women will consider awarding grants in the range of $10,000 to $50,000 per year for initiatives designed to provide emergency/temporary shelter, permanent housing, day program or case management services for homeless women. Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Increased access to shelter (e.g., temporary, transitional and/or permanent) with client-focused services (e.g., access to case manager or system navigator who provides guidance in completing forms and alert them to services; build on women’s existing skills through peer education and leadership);

- Accessible services in Monterey or Seaside with knowledgeable, approachable staff as requested by clients in need, (e.g., shower, laundry, storage, safety, etc.);

- Collection, management and dissemination of data regarding homeless women on the Monterey Peninsula, for planning and advocacy purposes;

- Other related services that increase shelter options and support services, such as medical/dental care, illness prevention, mental health services, (housing/benefits/legal) counseling, financial education, job training and transportation support.

What grant funds will support:
- Planning and start-up costs for new programs or expansion of existing programs to fill a gap or support a new approach. Consideration will be given to operating costs for existing programs where a small amount of funding can make a difference.
- Personnel expenses that relate to specific program goals; equipment, materials or facilities costs that directly benefit participants or are an identifiable part of the proposed project.
- For emergency assistance small grants, funding will support only direct assistance to homeless women, such as hotel vouchers or personal care expenses.
- Internal capacity building efforts such as volunteer development and management.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175422

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Small grants: Up to $10,000 per year
Support for innovative ideas: $10,000 - $50,000

Term of Contract:

Grants will be awarded for an 11-month grant period (December through October).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are open to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and public agencies.

Only one grant application per organization will be considered. Fiscal sponsors may submit more than one application for different sponsored groups and one for their own organization.

Only proposals serving homeless women on the Monterey Peninsula will be accepted.

The fund does not provide direct assistance to individuals.

Not eligible:

- Religious organizations that exclude services based on religious beliefs or promote a religious doctrine.
- Funding to schools and public agencies that would supplant tax-supported, mandated services.
- Expenses incurred prior to the grant award date

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by 5:00 PM on the first Friday in October. Grant decisions will be announced in late December.

How to apply:

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply for a grant, go to

Janet Shing

Community Foundation for Monterey County
2354 Garden Road
Monterey, CA 93940

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Monterey Peninsula