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Grants & Loans

Grants & Loans

Helping the organizations that help our community.

The Marin Community Foundation offers a variety of assistance for nonprofits through grants and loans. We're here to support the organizations that make our community a better place to live.


MCF grants support a wide range of community issues in Marin County.

Strategic Initiatives

Address key areas of community need through grants and other activities.

Community Grants

Fund a range of community needs within nine specific issue areas.

Stinson/Bolinas Community Fund

Supports projects that benefit the Stinson Beach and Bolinas communities.

Grant Center

Enables Marin nonprofits to apply for grants and submit progress reports online.


MCF Loan Fund

The MCF Loan Fund provides financing options to nonprofits that may not be able to access or afford traditional commercial debt.

About the Fund

The Loan Fund was founded with the goal of providing an additional financing option to Marin County nonprofits.

How to Apply

Contact MCF to determine if this is the right option for your organization.

Financial Education

We provide free technical assistance on financing and act as a resource for current borrowers and the broader nonprofit community in Marin County.

Loan Calculator

Calculate your monthly loan payments.

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Your Contact for Grants and Loans

Vice President for Programs

Sandra Nathan

Vice President for Programs


"My relationship with MCF comes down to trust. My clients count on me, and I refer them to MCF because MCF has earned my trust."

Deborah Breiner
Estate Planning Attorney, San Rafael