Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to California nonprofit organizations and agencies to address the needs of homeless women in eligible locations. Funding is intended to provide access to safety and shelter for women in need. The Fund will support programs and services for homeless women on the Monterey Peninsula.

The Fund for Homeless Women seeks proposals from nonprofit organizations that address one or more of the following grantmaking priorities:

  • Small grants for emergency assistance: to support emergency shelter, transportation, and personal care for homeless women.
  • Support for innovative ideas that expand emergency/temporary shelter, permanent housing options, and/or case management services: for initiatives designed to provide emergency/temporary shelter, permanent housing, day programs, or case management services for homeless women.

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 to nonprofits, funding will support only direct assistance to homeless women, such as hotel vouchers or personal care expenses.