Area of Support:
Under its Strategic Plan, the Foundation is focusing on three critical areas of community need. Besides making grants, MCF will address these issues through research, education, advocacy efforts, and bringing people together to collaborate and share ideas.
The three areas are:
Improving the academic performance of low-income students and students of color to address the achievement gap in Marin and ensure success in college or other post-secondary education options
Increasing the availability of affordable housing for individuals and families and ensure that residents receive the services they need to remain affordably housed
Ending the cycle of poverty experienced by poor and low-income individuals and families
Nonprofit organizations will be invited to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) in response to a Request for Proposal issued for each of the Strategic Initiatives.
After MCF staff reviews the LOIs, selected applicants will be invited to complete and submit a full proposal.
If invited to submit an LOI, nonprofit groups — including organizations that have applied for and/or received support from MCF in the past — should first register with the Grant Application Center, MCF's online grants application system. This system will enable you to provide all required information online, without having to fill out and send in paperwork.
All staff members needing access to the Grant Application Center should register. However, if more than one person from an organization wants to register, a person who will serve as your organization's administrator for the Grant Application Center should register first. After MCF reviews your organization's registration, he or she will then have the ability to give permission to other staff members to register.
If your organization is already registered with the Grant Application Center, you do not need to register again.