About MCF

The Marin Community Foundation was founded with one simple aspiration: to make a difference in the lives of others through thoughtful, effective philanthropy.

Our Mission

Encourage and apply philanthropic contributions to help improve the human condition, embrace diversity, promote a humane and democratic society, and enhance the community's quality of life, now and for future generations.

How We Fulfill Our Mission:

  • Making grants and loans to support community issues in Marin County and, through the generosity of our donors, throughout the world.

  • Encouraging individuals, families, and businesses to partner with us to fulfill their financial and charitable goals.

  • Educating the community on pressing needs and the organizations addressing them.

  • Convening people to work on community problems.

  • Encouraging greater community involvement.

Our Values

Courage: We take action to stand for our mission, our colleagues, and the people we serve.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)
: We have a responsibility to ensure diversity of voice, equity of opportunity and inclusive participation.
We collaborate to develop bold new ideas; we test, learn and adapt; we celebrate successes.
We are honest, direct and hold ourselves accountable for our actions.
Mutual Respect
: We bring humility, empathy and positivity to every interaction.

How MCF is Structured

As a community foundation, MCF is a grantmaking public charity that brings together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective nonprofits in Marin and across the world. The chart below provides a snapshot view of the structure of the organization.

Marin Community Foundation

Family & Community Funds
Donor-Advised Funds (527)
Field-of-Interest Funds (12)
Unrestricted Funds (41)
Organization Funds (88)
Scholarship Funds (16)
Designated Funds (49)
Committee Advised Funds (9)
Legacy Funds (115)
Operational Supporting Organizations
MCF Gift Fund
Alcohol Justice
Presidio Theatre
Institutional Supporting Organizations
Cerity Partners Foundation
Family Supporting Organizations
Buck Family Fund
Margaret E. Haas Fund
Peter E. Haas Jr. Family Fund
Kurland Family Foundation
Lynx Foundation
Dagmar Dolby Fund
Ray Dolby Legacy Fund
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