We Fulfill Our Mission By:
- Making grants and loans to support community issues in Marin County and, through the generosity of our donors, throughout the world.
- Encouraging individuals, families, and businesses to partner with us to fulfill their financial and charitable goals.
- Educating the community on pressing needs and the organizations addressing them.
- Convening people to work on community problems.
- Encouraging greater community involvement.
MCF was established in 1986 with the assets of a trust from long time Marin County residents, Leonard and Beryl H. Buck.
Over 350 individuals, families, businesses, and community groups have established funds at MCF. Grants made from these funds support a wide range of issues within Marin County, elsewhere in the U.S., and around the world.
MCF is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees along with its President and CEO.
MCF is one of the largest community foundations in the United States. We manage approximately $1 billion in assets and distribute about $50 million annually in grants.
When MCF was started, three Major Projects — the Buck Institute for Age Research, the Buck Institute for Education, and Marin Institute — were established under the Foundation's umbrella.
Impact of Community Foundations in California
The League of California Community Foundations has published a report on the role and impact of community foundations throughout the state. To download a copy, click on the name of the report to the right.
Structure of MCF
The Marin Community Foundation has several components within its corporate structure.
People of MCF
From our staff to our Board of Trustees, meet the people who help you make a difference.
A career at MCF means being part of a passionate team committed to making a difference.