Strategic Initiatives support three critical areas of community need through grants, advocacy efforts, research, and bringing people together to collaborate and share ideas:
Increasing the availability of more affordable housing for low-income residents in the County
Improving the academic performance of low-income students and students of color to address the achievement gap in Marin
Ending the cycle of poverty experienced by poor and low-income families
Community Grants support nonprofits working within nine issue areas in Marin County that MCF has identified.
To help underserved Marin residents access, participate in, and learn from high-quality, relevant arts and cultural programs
To ensure low-income residents of Marin County have equal opportunities for legal representation and advocacy services
To address the health needs of low-income residents and people of color
To assist recent immigrants in receiving the services they need to become integrated into the community
To increase community awareness of and involvement in social justice issues through the civic engagement activities of religious organizations and nonprofit community groups
To support the development of an organized, efficient system serving the County's rapidly growing aging population
Working with MCF
The Foundation provides information to help current and prospective grantees understand our overall goals for our grantmaking, learn about our grantee relations commitments, and keep up to date on what we are doing to improve our working relationships with grantees.
Stinson/Bolinas Community Fund
Local residents founded the Stinson/Bolinas Community Fund to improve the Stinson Beach and Bolinas communities. Funds are awarded twice a year to projects that directly benefit these areas.