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MCF NewsUpdates › 2010 in Review

In its 2010 fiscal year, the Marin Community Foundation made nearly $55,000,000 in grants during a year that was challenging for both our donors and for the many nonprofits supported through MCF. We are proud of our collective accomplishments and are pleased to share them with you.

2010 in Review


All information on this page was current as of June 30, 2010.

Grants Made in 2010

In the Marin Community Foundation’s 2010 fiscal year, it made $54,838,016 in grants to support a wide range of efforts in Marin County, throughout the U.S., and around the world. These grants were made from MCF's discretionary funds, supporting organizations, and Family and Community Funds

We are including two lists of grants.

The first list shows grants made under MCF’s 2010-2014 Strategic Plan during FY10. This list is organized by the goal areas addressed through our Strategic Plan.

The second list shows all grants made from all sources at the Foundation: discretionary grants made under our 2010-2014 Strategic Plan and grants from donor-advised funds, supporting organizations, and other Family and Community Funds. These are listed alphabetically by grantee organization. Separate lists of grants made from family and institutional supporting organizations appear at the end of this list; these grants are also included in the master list of grants.

To view the list of Strategic Plan grants, click on the icon to the right.

To view the master list of all grants, click on the icon to the right.


New Funds Opened in 2010

In 2010, 18 new funds were opened by individuals, families, and nonprofit groups. MCF is grateful for the trust placed in us to help them fulfill their charitable goals.

Donor-Advised Funds

Barger Family Fund

Bill and Patty Blanton Fund

Mardelle Buss Fund

Cairns Family Fund

Cohen Family Fund

Covington Family Fund

Hugh and Elizabeth Fullerton Full Circle Fund

Robert T. Fullerton Full Circle Fund

Richard and Elizabeth Fullerton Family Fund

William and Tracy Hogan Fund

Louise Kelso Fund

Bill and Christney McGlashan Fund

Minami Family Charitable Fund

John and Christine Simpson Fund

Sutter Health Access to Care Fund

Trail Creek Fund

Scholarship Funds

Kent Rogers Kincaid Scholarship Fund

Organization Funds

SWCPS Capital Fund


Supporting Organizations at MCF

In 2010, seven supporting organizations at the Foundation undertook a range of activities. These are charitable institutions that operate under the umbrella of the Marin Community Foundation.

For more information, click on the name of each supporting organization.


In 2005, the San Francisco-based wealth management firm of Bingham, Osborn & Scarborough opened the Bingham, Osborn & Scarborough Foundation, a supporting organization under the umbrella of MCF that enables BOS clients to open named donor-advised funds.

Bingham, Osborn & Scarborough Foundation

It is a way for the firm's clients to incorporate charitable giving into their financial plans, with the assets they invest in their donor-advised funds managed by the clients' BOS portfolio managers, with whom they already have a relationship.

MCF takes care of all administrative aspects of the funds and makes its expertise in charitable giving available to BOS's clients.

For more information, visit

Board of Directors

Earl D. (Ed) Osborn, CFP, Bingham, Osborn & Scarborough, LLC & Chair of BOSF
Heather A. Hiles, RippleSend
Ted Mitchell, Delagnes, Mitchell & Linder
Norman (Norm) C. Pease, BOSF donor
Thomas Z. Reicher, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP

Donor-Advised Funds at the Bingham, Osborn & Scarborough Foundation

Anonymous Fund (3)

Auerbach Family Fund

Bingham Kearns Charitable Fund

Frederick and Christine Brown Charitable Fund

Marilyn Burns Fund

Jeffrey and Gary Dunker Fund

James and Karen Eaton Fund

Hartog Family Fund

Olivia and Thacher Hurd Fund

Klingbeil Cornett Family Fund

Kosla Family Fund

Parsons Family Fund

Pease Family Fund

Shirley and Robert Sanderson Fund

John and Betsy Scarborough Fund

Seavey Family Fund

Stephen Stublarec and Debra Belaga

Family Fund

Daniel Wehmeier and Marian Beard Fund

Gifts made to this foundation in 2010: $783,424

Grants made from this foundation in 2010: $671,500

Detailed information on grants can be found in the Master List of Grants at the top of this page.


The grantmaking priority of the Fullerton Family Foundation, a supporting organization of the Marin Community Foundation, is in the area of education, primarily for children in grades pre-K-12.

 Fullerton Family Foundation

The Fullerton Family Foundation's specific interests are in new or entrepreneurial approaches and private school scholarships in locations where there are insufficient public school opportunities for low-income students with high achiever skills, special talents, or potential.

It also supports vocational education and bilingualism, especially teaching English-speaking children a second language so they can communicate with other children in their community.

Board of Directors

John Fullerton, community leader, investment manager (retired)
Jessica Fullerton, community leader, former librarian (retired)
Marjorie Guggenhime, community volunteer (retired)
Karen Rosenbluth, community volunteer
Ann Song-Hill, mediator and facilitator, former school board trustee

Grants made from this foundation in 2010: $1,625,500

Detailed information on grants can be found in the Master List of Grants at the top of this page.


The Pirkle Jones Foundation was established in 2009 as a supporting organization of the Marin Community Foundation as a vehicle to distribute the charitable assets of the estate of renowned Marin photographer Pirkle Jones, who died in 2009.

Pirkle Jones Foundation

Grants from this foundation will support artists and writers.

Board of Directors

Jay Jackson, chair
Alix Derby
Jennifer McFarland
Fred Silverman
Brian Van Weele


The Kurland Family Foundation was established by Duff and Carol Kurland. The foundation funds programs that benefit a range of issues, including medical research, the environment, education, human needs, and the arts.

 Kurland Family Foundation

Board of Directors

Duff Kurland
Carol Kurland
Harriet Katz
June C. Minami
Diane C. Rosenberger

Gifts made to this foundation 2010: $30,000

Grants made from this foundation in 2010: $231,500

Detailed information on grants can be found in the Master List of Grants at the top of this page.


The Lynx Foundation was established in 2009 as a supporting organization of the Marin Community Foundation by Marin resident Peggy Haas as a way to fund her charitable interests.

Lynx Foundation

Board of Directors

Peggy Haas, chair
Alix Derby
Fred Silverman

Gifts made to this foundation in 2010: $918,600

Grants made from this foundation in 2010: $220,000

Detailed information on grants can be found in the Master List of Grants at the top of this page.


10,000 Degrees, the scholarship arm of the Marin Community Foundation, is dedicated to creating educational equity. To carry out its mission, Marin Education Fund provides college access programs, scholarships, and recipient support to students of all ages.

10000 Degrees

Students who receive assistance from 10,000 Degrees are from low- to moderate-income households in Marin County. These students are frequently the first-generation of their family to go to college and are from groups who have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

10,000 Degrees sponsors five programs that provide financial assistance: undergraduate scholarships (for studies at colleges and universities), professional and technical training scholarships (for acquiring skills required for employment), child care scholarships (to support parents involved in education, training, or employment), and scholarships established by individuals and organizations addressing a range of educational needs.

10,000 Degrees also provides an array of services to help Marin residents learn about their options and make informed decisions about their educational future. These include financial aid workshops, tours of local colleges, an on-campus introduction to college life, mentoring programs, and a resource library.

Donors support 10,000 Degrees through an annual scholarship campaign and through named, endowed, and donor-advised scholarships.

For more information, visit

Board of Directors

Wanden Treanor (Chair), Attorney-at-Law
Saul Peña (Vice Chair), Dodge & Cox Investment Managers
Graham Brandt (Treasurer), Vice President, Private Wealth Management Division, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Jara Dean-Coffey (Secretary), Founder and Principal, jdcPartnerships
Denise Lucy, Ex-Officio, Executive Director, Institute for Leadership Studies and Professor of Business & Organizational Studies, Dominican University of California
John Boneparth, CEO, The Marin Plan
Barbara Dalmau, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Bank of Marin
Susan Duvall-Dickson, Chief Operating Officer, Private Ocean
Pepe Gonzalez, Principal, Venetia Valley School
Whitney Hoyt, Assistant Principal, San Rafael High School
Linda Jackson, Planner, City of San Rafael
Peter Lee, Community Volunteer
Charles Michaels, Vice President, Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs & Co.
Giulia Welch, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Business & Leadership, Dominican University of California

Gifts made to 10,000 Degrees in 2010: $843,645

Scholarships made from 10,000 Degrees in 2010: $1,616,004

Detailed information on scholarships can be found in the Master List of Grants at the top of this page.


The Donald B. Tanklage and Carole F. Tanklage Foundation is a newly established supporting organization at the Marin Community Foundation with an interest in funding programs that benefit the communities within San Mateo County.

Donald B. Tanklage and Carole F. Tanklage Foundation

The current grantmaking priorities of the foundation are in the areas of animal protection and welfare, domestic violence and child abuse, education and scholarships, the environment, and one-time emergency services.

Board of Directors

Donald B. Tanklage
Carole F. Tanklage
Lynne Tanklage
Kristin Tanklage Murphy
Mary Jane Burke
Alix Derby
Kathleen Foote
Fred Silverman
Brian Van Weele


Contributors to MCF in 2010

During 2010, MCF and its supporting organizations received $30,990,811 in gifts. To view a list of contributors, click on the icon to the right.

MCF's Investment Committee

These volunteer professionals in the investment industry guide the investment strategies of the Foundation.

Richard Hogan, Managing Director, Investments, Merrill Lynch
*William J. Patterson (chair), Managing Partner, SPO Partners & Co.
Christopher J. Podoll, President, ClearLake Advisors LLC
Daniel L. Skaff, Managing Partner, Sienna Ventures
Julia W. Sze, CFA, Senior Investment Consultant, Family Wealth Group, Wells Fargo Bank
Debra L. Wetherby, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Wetherby Asset Management

*The Foundation notes with sadness the death of Bill Patterson in September 2010. Bill served with distinction on MCF's Investment Committee for eight years, and through his many volunteer efforts and acts of generosity, he made an indelible impact on Marin, the Bay Area, and beyond.

For more information on the Foundation's investment strategy and performance, click here.


Financial Highlights for FY 2010


Contributions Received

Grants Paid




Gifts Received in 2010:

Family & Community Funds

Major Projects

Supporting Organizations

Total Gifts Received





Grants Paid in 2010:
Discretionary Grants

Family & Community Funds

Major Projects

Supporting Organizations

Total Grants Paid







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