The Objective

To increase access and graduation rates for Marin’s low-income students through investing in college access programs that serve four key target school districts: Novato, San Rafael, Sausalito Marin City, and Shoreline.

The Issue

While most of Marin can boast high academic achievement levels that align with the highest quality education and supports for students, pockets of poverty persist where students from low-income households, mostly students of color, continue to demonstrate lower educational outcomes on every aspect of the college pathway, particularly notable when compared to their middle and upper income peers.   

Our Approach

The Initiative supports a steady cohort of key non-profits that have served our target districts for over a decade. These grantee partners provide college access and success services like academic counseling and tutoring, homework and test preparation help, scholarships and financial aid awareness and support, and parent-focused activities. 


This initiative uses an invitation-only application process. Grantmaking has concluded for 2022.

Current Grantees

Reports & Resources


For questions regarding this initiative, please contact

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Marcia Quiñones

Director for Education

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