West Marin Fund raises money from everyone who loves West Marin — from full time residents to second home owners to frequent visitors — and then gives that money to the often invisible network of nonprofit organizations that are helping to create a just and thriving West Marin.
West Marin’s unincorporated towns rely on the services of our nonprofits, and we encourage you to give generously.
Making a Difference
Our goal is to increase resources to local nonprofits and at the same time offer you the opportunity to enhance your reach in West Marin. We encourage you to continue giving to the nonprofits you already support, and also consider including West Marin Fund in your giving.
“I have a home in Inverness and support several local nonprofits. I also give to West Marin Fund and for me it is very important to do so because the Fund is in touch with and supports important work by non-profits in our community that I am unaware of, as well as providing many workshops and tools to nurture all of our nonprofits in their growth.” – Suzanne Speh
Ways to Give
We welcome all forms of giving and recommend consulting your financial advisor to determine which forms of giving are best for you, your family and your tax situation.
Donors who make gifts of cash are eligible for a charitable deduction in the year the gift is made.
For checks, please make payable to West Marin Fund and mail to:
West Marin Fund
Post Office Box 1496
Point Reyes Station, California 94956
Your gift will be applied where it is most needed, unless you give specific instructions on its use.
Stock & Securities
We accept gifts of stock and securities through our brokerage account at Fidelity Investments. Please follow our transfer instructions and learn about the advantages of giving stock and securities.
IRA Charitable Rollover
If you are over 70½ years old, you can directly transfer up to $100,000 per year from an IRA account to one or more charities. This transfer counts toward the minimum required distribution rule for IRA accounts, and such distributions are free of both income and estate taxes.
Donor Advised Fund
A donor advised fund is easy to set up and provides a simple and flexible option for charitable giving. It allows you to steer your giving by making grant recommendations, while leaving the administrative tasks to West Marin Fund.
Field of Interest Funds
A field of interest fund supports a specific geographic or issue area. This can be broad (such as education or the environment) or narrow (such as youth centers or coastal protection). For those who wish to support a cause but don’t want to be involved with specific grantmaking details, this is an excellent option, and means you contribute with other donors who share your interest.
You can assign your gift or part of your gift to our Endowment Fund, to ensure long-term support for the communities and nonprofits of West Marin.
We greatly appreciate being included in your will or trusts, as this assures ongoing community support over time.