West Marin Fund awarded 25 nonprofit organizations a total of $169,473 to develop strategies, build out programs, and enhance services to address challenges that West Marin communities will face over the next 24 to 36 months. Some challenges are systemic and have been the focus of programmatic interventions for many years, while others have been heightened by increased economic disparity, the COVID-19 pandemic, wildfires, and other emergencies.
Community Grants 2023 is supporting nonprofits to develop a longer-term, multi-year strategic approach, while continuing to deliver ongoing programs and services. Funded activities include: expanding West Marin’s food safety net, offering youth a range of educational activities and experiences in area parks, providing interactive online classes and workshops for senior citizens, supporting under-served students and their families to access financial aid for secondary educational opportunities, facilitating a series of community conversations to foster greater understanding and inclusion of the Latinx community, and developing strategic growth and development structures for improved organizational effectiveness.
West Marin Fund is committed to supporting activities that promote justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion; challenge racism; and positively affect the health and wellbeing of marginalized communities, particularly Black, Indigenous and People of Color, as well as members of low-income households.
Special thanks to Corey Goodman, Marcia Barinaga and Kalliopeia Foundation for their generous contributions to our community grants program in 2023.
Congratulations to all of our 2023 Community Grant Partners!
- 10,000 Degrees
- Audubon Canyon Ranch
- Bach’s Daughter
- Bolinas Animal Fund
- Bolinas Community Land Trust
- Bolinas Stinson Summer Camp
- Bolinas Stinson Young Stewards of the Land
- Center for Creative Community at Commonweal
- Community Land Trust Association of West Marin
- Dance Palace Community Center
- Environmental Action Committee of West Marin
- Gallery Route One
- Greater Farallones Association
- Halleck Creek Ranch
- Natura Institute for Ecology and Medicine
- Nicasio School Foundation
- Point Reyes National Seashore Association
- Point Reyes Village Association
- River Otter Ecology Project
- San Geronimo Valley Community Center
- The Mesa Refuge
- The New School at Commonweal
- West Marin Community Services
- West Marin Senior Services