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Year-End Report 2016

By November 23, 2016 No Comments

You may be seeking a bright spot amid the uncertainties of current events. You’ll find it here. The West Marin Fund supported many heartening efforts this past year through grants, community convenings, trainings & celebrations.

For a full update on recent grants, as well as activities and accomplishments from this past year, download and read the PDF version: Year-End Report 2016.

Here’s a quick overview:

A sign at a Bolinas farm stand: “We still have each other!” Indeed, taking care of one another here in this place that we love is as important as ever. The needs prevail: housing, seniors, youth. Addressing them locally is what we do.

Please know that your support at the local level is meaningful. You strengthen West Marin’s non-profits through your memberships, your donations and through the West Marin Fund – the organization focused on the wellbeing of all of coastal West Marin.

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Abriendo Caminos – West Marin’s Latino Empowerment Project

GRANTS

Our recent Autumn round brought our West Marin Fund grants total to $475,000 to more than 50 organizations over the past 4 years. These 240 grants have made a big difference to the groups receiving them.

Coastal Health Alliance used a West Marin Fund grant to purchase an inter-oral camera for their new dental van. It will help educate patients about oral health awareness and prevention.

Coastal Health Alliance used a West Marin Fund grant to purchase an inter-oral camera for their new dental van. It will help educate patients about oral health awareness and prevention.

CONFABS

Our 2 workshops on Board Roles and Responsibilities and Fundraising and Legacy Gifts attracted a full house of West Marin nonprofit staff and board members, filling the Dance Palace Community Center with enthusiasm and shared dedication to serving West Marin well.

Happy participants at the September ConFab

OUR WORK DEPENDS ON YOUR GENEROSITY

Giving Local Feels Great!

The West Marin Fund welcomes gifts of $1000 and up that we promise will reach needed, vetted, and monitored non-profit organizations doing the “essential but invisible” work in our communities.

“I want to support the needs of West Marin, but as a second homeowner, I don’t always know what those needs are or who can address them. The West Marin Fund does that work for me. It’s a very special organization.”

-Ann Shulman, Stinson Beach

If you are not yet a funding partner, won’t you join us? Contributing to the West Marin Fund is one of the best investments you can make in this community. All donations are tax-deductible.

To make a donation and learn more about your giving options, click here.

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