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March 2013 Grant Round

By March 15, 2013No Comments

March 2013: Capacity Building for Fundraising
The West Marin Fund made its first round of grants in March 2013, totaling more than $57,000, to twenty-eight nonprofit organizations in West Marin. Grants ranged from $600 to $4,000 to organizations from Muir Beach in the south to Tomales in the north, and points in between. They support capacity-building to help non-profits do fundraising through improved websites, social media, donor management databases, training, and other creative projects.

“We are pleased to play a role in helping sustain these important and deserving West Marin organizations in our very first grant cycle,” said Executive Director Catherine Porter. “With these awards, we’re supporting nonprofits engaged in health, education, the environment, science, and the arts—the nonprofits that foster the quality of life we have here in West Marin.  And that is the West Marin Fund’s goal—to strengthen our coastal communities by investing in the organizations that serve them.”

Prior to its first grant cycle, the Fund surveyed local nonprofit leaders and hosted workshops on information technology, social media, and board management. Its next grant cycle, which opened in April, focused on supporting organizations trying to increase youth participation—from internships and youth-oriented services to opportunities for young people to become community citizens and philanthropists.

REPORTS:  Reports on these grants arrived the last week of November. A review by our grants committee shows the West Marin Fund found a niche that needed filling:  our non-profits moved themselves forward in significant ways.  See our overview here.

Complete List of Grantees:

  • Audubon Canyon Ranch
  • Bolinas Children’s Center
  • Bolinas-Stinson Youth Group
  • Bolinas Community Center
  • Bolinas Community Land Trust (BCLT)
  • Claudia Chapline / Art at the Cheese Factory
  • Community Land Trust of West Marin (CLAM)
  • Coastal Marin Fund
  • Commonweal New School
  • Dance Palace
  • Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC)
  • Friends of Sam’s House
  • Gallery Route One
  • Inverness Association
  • KWMR
  • Marin Organic
  • Papermill Creek Children’s Center
  • Point Reyes Farmers’ Market
  • Point Reyes National Seashore Assn. (PRNSA)
  • Shoreline Acres Pre-School
  • Slide Ranch
  • Stinson Pre-School
  • Stinson Beach Community Center
  • Tomales Bay Watershed Council
  • West Marin Commons
  • West Marin Senior Services