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.

Here is 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

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.