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Working with MCF

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The Marin Community Foundation is committed to working closely with grantees so together we can make the greatest possible impact in our community under our Strategic Initiatives and Community Grants.

Overview of MCF's Discretionary Grantmaking

MCF wants our grantees to understand our overall goals for our grantmaking and our application and selection process. Learn more about our discretionary grantmaking.


What You Can Expect of MCF

The Foundation has developed a set of commitments that describe what grantees can expect from us.

Updates on Working with MCF 

In response to a survey we conducted among recipients of MCF's discretionary grants, we are addressing many key issues that surfaced. Learn more about what we are doing to improve relationships between MCF and its grantees.

Stories of Impact

Preparing Young Students for Success in School, and Beyond
When pre-school and kindergarten teachers got together one afternoon, they focused on...

Making It Better for LGBTQ Youth
When young people have a passion about something—and receive support and...

Habitat Comes to Marin
With help from a $125,000 grant from MCF, Habitat for Humanity has dedicated its...

Your Contact for Working with MCF

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