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 is in its ninth year of supporting key non-profits that serve our target districts. 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. As the grant application cycle for 2018-20 is complete, we are not currently accepting new requests. The current roster of grantees appears below.

Current Grantees

Reports & Resources




For questions regarding this initiative, please contact

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Marcia Quiñones

Director for Education

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