Safety Net Services are those that are critical to establishing stability and safety for an individual or family. Examples include: food, emergency/short-term housing, emergency financial assistance, case management, benefits access assistance, information referral, transportation assistance, acute (short-term outpatient treatment for a injury, illness, or urgent medical condition) healthcare services and crisis support.

The Buck Family Fund will support organizations which: 

  • Have safety net services as a core component of their mission and offering 
  • Exhibit a high level of financial and operational competence 
  • Have documented expertise in serving the target population 
  • Have a track record in successfully delivering safety net services

Safety Net Services grants are by invitation only. 

Current Grantees

  • Adopt A Family of Marin 
  • Canal Alliance 
  • Center for Domestic Peace   
  • Homeward Bound of Marin
  • MarinLink-Marin Asian Advocacy Project
  • Novato Human Needs Center 
  • Operation Access 
  • Ritter Center 
  • RotaCare Bay Area, Inc. 
  • San Geronimo Valley Community Center 
  • SF-Marin Food Bank 
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County 
  • West Marin Community Services 
  • West Marin Senior Services 
  • Whistlestop


For questions regarding this initiative, please contact

Barbara Clifton Zarate

Director for Economic Opportunity