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: scholarships for seniors and people with disabilities
  • Elizabeth Hook Armstrong Foundation: scholarships for children with special needs
  • Harden Foundation: operating support
  • Monterey Peninsula Foundation: operating support
  • Transportation Agency of Monterey County: rides for clients to attend Kernes Pool

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 Monterey Peninsula Volunteer Services (MPVS) to support our work. This gift is a big tribute to our fine programs!

Since 1955, MPVS has provided financial assistance to non-profit groups on the Monterey Peninsuls by operating a non-profit benefit shop run entirely by volunteers who donate their time, talent and energy to help others. For information about donating to, or volunteering with, MPVS Benefit Shop, visit