Grants

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.


Community Grants

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 2013-2018, we awarded $665,000 in Community Grants to 67 nonprofit groups and organizations.

Our next annual round of community grants will take place in Spring 2019. 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, $28,875 has been awarded to 29 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 admin@westmarinfund.org to learn more.


Impact Investment

West Marin Fund identifies key areas for investment where the likelihood of positive outcomes is high. We partner with special interest donors to award grants and bring organizations together to develop effective solutions. Current areas of interest include pre-school equity, apprenticeships in skilled trades, affordable housing, and sustainable agriculture in the Park.

Recent grants include $121,500 to 8 organizations for Women & Girls’ Empowerment.

If you are interested in contributing to our special interest areas, please contact our Executive Director for more information.


Your generous contributions are greatly appreciated to enable grants that enhance the long-term wellbeing and quality of life for all in coastal West Marin.

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