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MCF News

MCF News

Get all the news about the Marin Community Foundation.

Read articles and press releases to learn about the impact MCF is having in the community, and plan ahead for upcoming activities through our events calendar.

Updates

Nov 15 12

2012 in Review

In its 2012 fiscal year—its twenty-fifth anniversary year—the Marin Community Foundation made nearly $60 million in grants to support communities locally and around the world. We are proud of our collective accomplishments and are pleased to share them with you.

Nov 02 11

2011 in Review

In its 2011 fiscal year, the Marin Community Foundation made over $57 million in grants to support communities locally and around the world. We are proud of our collective accomplishments and are pleased to share them with you.

Mar 14 11

Relief Agencies Working in Japan

MCF has compiled a list of nonprofit agenices doing relief work in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami.

Nov 07 10

2010 in Review

In its 2010 fiscal year, the Marin Community Foundation made nearly $55,000,000 in grants during a year that was challenging for both our donors and for the many nonprofits supported through MCF. We are proud of our collective accomplishments and are pleased to share them with you.

Jul 19 10

New Vice President for Programs

In a letter to the community, MCF President and CEO Tom Peters has announced the Foundation's new Vice President for Programs

May 18 10

Introducing the MCF Guide to Family Giving

The MCF Guide to Family Giving offers ways that families can start conversations and get everyone involved in making a difference.

Dec 27 09

2009 in Review

In its 2009 fiscal year, the Marin Community Foundation made nearly $60,000,000 in grants during a year that was challenging for both our donors and for the many nonprofits supported through MCF. We are proud of our collective accomplishments and are pleased to share them with you.

All information on this page was current as of June 30, 2009.

Aug 25 09

2008 in Review

In 2008, MCF made $60,802,431 in grants to support a wide range of efforts in Marin County, throughout the U.S., and around the world. These grants were made from MCF's discretionary funds, supporting organizations, and Family and Community Funds.

May 11 09

Marin agencies providing safety-net services

In order to help our community respond to the effects of the recession, we are providing a list of Marin agencies that provide a wide range of safety-net services.

Videos/Podcasts

Events Calendar

Feb 05 14

California Dreamin'

At the offices of the Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Oct 11 13

Transmissions

At the offices of the Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Feb 15 13

Millennial Abstractions

At the offices of the Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Oct 05 12

Works on Water: 30 artists explore the aesthetics and politics of water

At the offices of the Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Jun 15 12

Beyond Landscape: exhibit of artworks by members of Women Environmental Artists Directory

At the offices of the Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

May 10 12

10th Annual Investment Briefing

Thursday, May 10, 2012, Corinthian Yacht Club, Tiburon
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Apr 25 12

2012 Spring Reception and Seminar for Professional Advisors

Wednesday, Arpil 25, 2012, The Spinnaker, Sausalito
3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Feb 14 12

Muslim Eyes: an exhibition of religious and secular art by Muslim artists

At the offices of the Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Sep 08 11

In the Know Featuring Mark Kramer

In the Edgehill Mansion at Dominican University of California, 75 Magnolia Avenue, San Rafael, CA
5 – 7 p.m.

May 11 11

Annual Investment Update

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Spinnaker Restaurant, Sausalito
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

May 03 11

Spring Reception and Seminar for Professional Advisors

Tuesday, May 3, The Spinnaker, Sausalito
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Oct 20 10

Programs Serve, but Numbers Count!

At the offices of the Marin Community Foundation
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sep 16 10

In the Know briefing for MCF donors on aging in Marin County

Thursday, September 16, Acqua Hotel, 555 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley
8 – 9:30 a.m.

Jul 26 10

Las Expresiones: Celebrating Latino Artists of the Bay Area

At the offices of the Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

May 18 10

Annual briefing on investment strategy and performance

Tuesday, May 18, Cavallo Point, 601 Murray Circle, Fort Baker, Sausalito, CA
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Apr 22 10

In the Know briefing for MCF donors on high-engagement philanthropy for women

Thursday, April 22, Acqua Hotel, 555 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley
8 – 9:30 a.m.

Mar 22 10

Where You Are

At the offices of the Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato
8 – 5:30 Mon.-Thurs.; 8 – 5 Fri.

Nov 30 09

Counterpoint: Work by Employees of ImageMovers Digital

At the offices of the Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Nov 05 09

How Change Happens — MCF Open House

At the Foundation's offices: 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato, CA
3 – 6 p.m.

Oct 29 09

In the Know briefing for MCF donors on Environment: Acting Locally in a Global Context

Thursday, October 29, Acqua Hotel, 555 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley
8 – 9:30 a.m.

Press Releases

Feb 19 14

MCF Announces New Program Director for Arts & Culture, and Social Justice & Interfaith Understanding

New Program Director Announced

Jan 29 14

Marin Community Foundation Hosts “California Dreamin’”

MCF hosts "California Dreamin'" art exhibition

Dec 23 13

MCF Announces New Program Directors for Ending the Cycle of Poverty and Community Health & Aging

New Program Directors Announced

Jun 13 13

MCF and Skywalker Properties Announce Change in Joint Affordable Housing Project at Grady Ranch

Change in Joint Affordable Housing Project at Grady Ranch Announced

May 21 13

Defined by Complexity: The Muslim Community in the Bay Area

First Benchmark Study on Bay Area Muslim Community, One of Nation's Largest, Yields Some Surprising Results

May 08 13

MCF Announces $2 million in Grants From Sutter Health Access to Care Fund

Grants to Extend Care to Uninsured Children and Adult Patients

Dec 05 12

MCF Seeks Qualified Firms to Develop Affordable Housing on Grady Ranch

MCF releases a Request for Qualifications to identify potential developers of affordable housing on Grady Ranch

Jul 10 12

MCF Announces Fund to Support Innovative Research in Multiple Sclerosis

A new fund established at MCF will support an innovative, open-source approach to research into multiple sclerosis

May 14 12

MCF Announces $2 Million in Grants from Sutter Health Access to Care Fund

Grants from the Sutter Health Access to Care Fund are enabling the county’s under-insured and uninsured residents to receive a range of medical services.

May 08 12

MCF to Explore Development of Affordable Housing for Grady Ranch Property

MCF, with the support of Lucasfilm, will explore options for the development of affordable housing on Grady Ranch in Marin County.

Mar 01 12

MCF Joins Bay Area Effort to Counter Anti-Muslim Sentiment

MCF is joining two other Bay Area community foundations to fund efforts bringing American Muslims and non-Muslims closer together

Jan 18 12

MCF Releases Report on Disparities in Marin County

A Portrait of Marin is first comprehensive effort to assess gaps in health, education, and income.

Oct 25 11

MCF Makes $1 Million in Safety-Net Grants

Grants will provide food, shelter, and childcare services.

Sep 18 11

MCF Grants Additional $1.5 Million to Thriving Families Network

Grants totaling $1.5 million are supporting the Thriving Families Network's efforts to help low-income families secure better-paying jobs.

Aug 18 11

Open Parks Coalition Launches Effort to Preserve State Parks in Marin

The Open Parks Coalition held its first meeting in an effort to prevent four state parks in Marin from closing.

Aug 16 11

Thomas Peters, Jared Huffman Announce Formation of Open Parks Coalition

Assemblyman Jared Huffman and MCF President Thomas Peters have announced the formation of the Open Parks Coalition in an effort to preserve state parks in Marin County.

Jun 22 11

MCF Announces $6 Million in Grants to Help Close the Education Achievement Gap in Marin

MCF's latest round of grants to close the education achievement gap in Marin focuses on early education, college readiness, and transforming local schools.

May 04 11

MCF Announces $1 Million in Grants to Provide Services to Older Adults

The Marin Community Foundation has announced grants of $1 million to provide services to Marin's older adults

Apr 25 11

MCF Announces $2 Million in Grants from Sutter Health Access to Care Fund

The Marin Community Foundation has announced grants of $2 million from its Sutter Health Access to Care Fund

Jan 12 11

MCF Announces Third Round of Grants from Sutter Health Access to Care Fund

The Marin Community Foundation has announced its third round of grants from the Sutter Health Access to Care Fund, a partnership between the Foundation and the Sutter Health network of Northern California doctors and hospitals. 

Oct 11 10

MCF Announces $500,000 in Second Round of Grants from Sutter Health Access to Care Fund

The Marin Community Foundation has announced grants of $500,000 from the Sutter Health Access to Care Fund

Aug 23 10

MCF Grants $2 Million for Early Childhood Education Efforts

The Marin Community Foundation has announced $2 million in grants to help children succeed academically in their early years.

Jun 16 10

MCF Announces $3 Million in Grants to Help Students Prepare for and Attend College

The Marin Community Foundation has announced $3 million in grants to community organizations to help low-income and minority students in Marin prepare for and attend college.

Apr 13 10

MCF Announces Over $1 Million in Grants for Older Adult Services

The Marin Community Foundation has announced grants of over $1 million to support a range of services for older adults in Marin.

Mar 31 10

MCF Announces $1.25 Million in Grants from Sutter Health Access to Care Fund

The Marin Community Foundation has announced its first round of grants from the recently established Sutter Health Access to Care Fund, a partnership between the Foundation and the Sutter Health network of Northern California doctors and hospitals. 

Jan 27 10

MCF Forms Partnership with Sutter Health to Provide Heath Services to Marin's Uninsured

To increase the availability of primary health care services for Marin County residents with no or limited health insurance, the Marin Community Foundation and the Sutter Health network of Northern California doctors and hospitals have formed a partnership to provide $10 million to meet this growing need.

Oct 28 09

MCF Unveils Five-Year, $10 Million Initiative to Spur Local Efforts Addressing Climate Change

Under a Marin Community Foundation initiative to reduce the impact of climate change, the rangelands of West Marin have become the epicenter of research to explore the land's ability to absorb carbon from the atmosphere.

Sep 10 09

MCF Unveils Five-Year, $35 Million Education Initiative

Low-income students and students of color in Marin who are falling behind in school will receive extra help under a five-year initiative of the Marin Community Foundation (MCF) that will invest a minimum of $35 million to close the County's educational achievement gap.

Aug 04 09

MCF Presents Awards to Local Educator, Nonprofit

The Marin Community Foundation has announced that Mary Crosby, director of Dominican University's Elementary Teaching Program, and Next Generation Scholars, a college access program for underserved students in Marin, will receive the Foundation's 2009 Beryl H. Buck Awards for Achievement.

Jul 28 09

MCF Announces $15 Million, 5-Year Effort to Break the Cycle of Poverty

Hundreds of low-income families in Marin County will save money for education, housing, and starting new businesses under a Marin Community Foundation initiative to help them become more financially stable.

Jun 30 09

MCF Unveils $10 Million, Five-Year Affordable Housing Plan

The Marin Community Foundation has announced a $10 million, five-year plan aimed at increasing the amount of affordable housing for low-income families, seniors, and other individuals and families in Marin.

Dec 10 08

MCF Grants $750,000 for Safety-Net Programs

In a second round of grants to support individuals and families affected by the ongoing economic downturn, the Marin Community Foundation has announced $750,000 in grants to provide a range of services, including financial support, eligibility assistance, housing, and shelter.

Nov 24 08

MCF Grants $250,000 to Meet Growing Need for Food

To help local food banks and pantries meet the increasing needs in the community, the Marin Community Foundation is making grants to 11 local emergency food programs totaling $250,000.

Feb 14 08

MCF Grants $450,000 for First Habitat for Humanity Homes in Marin County

To help build the first Habitat for Humanity homes in Marin County, the Marin Community Foundation has made a grant of $450,000 to support the construction of four affordable single-family homes in the unincorporated area of Strawberry.