Kernes Adaptive Aquatics

Josephine Kernes Memorial Pool

Kernes Adaptive Aquatics

Josephine Kernes Memorial Pool

Kernes Adaptive Aquatics

Josephine Kernes Memorial Pool

Thanks to you, no one is turned away

Every dollar you give provides therapeutic warm water exercise for people regardless of age, ability, income, or duration of need. From 3 months old to 103 years young, your gift improves the quality of life of everyone who needs Kernes Pool.

Community sustainers keep Kernes Pool strong

Foundations, municipal funders, and local businesses provide vital support for scholarships and operations. Special thanks to:

  • City of Monterey for facility improvements
  • Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for scholarships for people with spinal cord injuries
  • Elizabeth Hook Armstrong Foundation for scholarships for children
  • Harden Foundation for operating support
  • Monterey Peninsula Foundation
  • Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation for scholarships for children

Please see our many wonderful supporters!

Become a Lifesaver Legacy Member

Bequests keep Kernes Pool afloat during the best and worst of times. Please consider adding Kernes Pool to your will or estate planning as part of your philanthropic vision. Our Stewardship Fund at the Community Foundation for Monterey County accepts a wide variety of assets, will help you plan gifts that produce tax benefits, and can even generate long-term income for you during your lifetime. For more information, please contact Executive Director Lynn Young at 831-632-9867 or

You make a tremendous difference!

Your support in any amount helps children, adults, and elders with special needs receive vital services. Gifts can be made in honor or memory of a loved one, as a one-time donation, or as a sustaining contribution each month. Heartfelt thanks to our supporters!

Featured Supporter

Kernes Pool is honored to feature community supporters whose extraordinary generosity make our work possible.

We are pleased to announce that our organization

has recently been awarded a generous grant from the Yellow Brick Road in Carmel to support our work. This gift is a big tribute to our fine programs! Over its 30 years, the Yellow Brick Road Benefit Shops have donated nearly $7.2 million to Monterey County nonprofits. To help continue this philanthropy, they need more volunteers. Please call (831) 626-8480 or visit