Your generous support enables us to make grants to nonprofit groups and organizations that provide essential services and enhance the long-term wellbeing and quality of life for all in coastal West Marin. Our grants address specific issues facing our communities while strengthening the capacity and effectiveness of local nonprofits.
We make community grants of $1,000-$5000 to local nonprofits serving West Marin, with a particular focus on:
- Advancing Educational Opportunities for All
- Encouraging Land, Water, and Wildlife Stewardship
- Promoting Community Equity & Inclusion
- Strengthening Community Arts & Culture
- Supporting Community Vitality & Wellbeing
During 2013-2019, we awarded $811,000 in Community Grants to 72 nonprofit groups and organizations.
Our next annual round of community grants will take place in Spring 2020. Please check back in early February for further information about the application process, theme, and schedule.
Giving Through Youth
The Giving Through Youth program encourages community service and philanthropy among young people by engaging them in decision-making on the distribution of grant dollars. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of students and teachers in three schools in West Marin, as well as the generosity of community members, $38,875 has been awarded to 32 nonprofit organizations. Grants range from $500-$1,500.
Giving Through Youth activities take place during March-May each year. If your class is interested in participating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Women & Girls’ Empowerment
We make grants in the $8,000-$10,000 range to local nonprofits to strengthen women and girls’ leadership in West Marin, as well as address the inequities and discrimination they face.
Recent grants include $151,500 to 11 organizations for Women & Girls’ Empowerment.