Ways to Help

The COVID-19 Fund of MCF

MCF has established this quick-response fund to enable direct financial support for nonprofit organizations serving those individuals and families most in need. Read more about it at the base of this page.

Make a contribution of any size to the fund here.

The California Immigrant Resilience Fund

MCF is partnering with the State of California and dozens of other foundations in the creation of this new fund. It will provide urgent support to more than 2 million undocumented Californians who cannot access federal relief, yet play an essential role in our economy and in our community.

Support your immigrant friends, neighbors, and coworkers by donating to the fund here.

Nonprofit Support

MCF is providing support to the following local safety net and health organizations, ensuring that we are inclusive of all people and communities. Support is being prioritized to address food distribution, rental assistance to mitigate loss of housing, and emergency cash assistance to vulnerable individuals, particularly in the geographic areas of Marin City, Novato, San Rafael, and West Marin.

Housing and Homelessness
: St. Vincent's, Ritter Center, Homeward Bound of Marin
: Marin Child Care Council, Community Action Marin
: SF-Marin Food Bank, ExtraFood.org
People with Disabilities
: Marin Center for Independent Living
Emergency Cash Assistance
: Adopt a Family
Older Adults
: Vivalon, West Marin Senior Services
Health & Medical
: MarinHealth (formerly Marin General Hospital), Coastal Health Alliance, Marin Community Clinics, Marin City Health and Wellness Center

Community-Specific Support: Canal Alliance, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, North Marin Community Services, San Geronimo Valley Community Center, West Marin Community Services

We will be closely monitoring the evolving situation to ensure we are alert to emerging needs.

Individuals and Families

If you are an individual or family that is seeking immediate assistance, we can recommend the following resources, in addition to the nonprofits listed above:

Marin County Department of Health and Human Services
Marin County Public Health has created a telephone hotline for residents to call with questions or concerns related to COVID-19. Staff and Marin Medical Reserve Corps volunteers will take calls at 415-473-7191. For older adults, or people with disabilities, call 473-INFO.

For comprehensive information and referral services to health and human services in Marin County, call 211 or visit the site.

Daily COVID-19 video update from Marin Health & Human Services.

Marin County Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Find Food

Homelessness Resource Guide

Unemployment Insurance

Legal Aid for Workers

Free Legal Aid - General

Marin County Public Assistance Services

Marin County COVID-19 Testing Information


Individuos y Familias

Si usted es una persona o familia que busca asistencia inmediata, podemos recomendar los siguientes recursos, además de las organizaciones sin fines de lucro mencionadas anteriormente:

Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos del Condado de Marin

El Condado de Marin Departamento de Salud Publico ha creado una línea telefónica directa para que los residentes llamen con preguntas o inquietudes relacionadas con COVID-19. El personal y los voluntarios del Cuerpo de Reserva Médica de Marin atenderán las llamadas al 415-473-7191. Para adultos mayores o personas con discapacidades, llame al 473-INFO.

Para obtener información completa y servicios de referencia para servicios de salud y humanos en el condado de Marin, llame al 211, o visitar el sitio.

Actualización diaria de Covid-19 en video del departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos del Condado de Marin.

Marin County - Programa de asistencia para alquiler de emergencia
Encontrar comida

Guía de recursos para personas sin hogar

Seguro de desempleo y discapacidad

Ayuda legal para trabajadores

Asistencia jurídica gratuita - general

Marin County servicios de asistencia pública

Marin County COVID-19 información de prueba


Alianza Nacional de Trabajadoras Domesticas —Fondo de Atencion de coronavirus

Fundacion de la Comunidad de Trabajadores de Restaurantes-Fondo de Ayuda para Crisis COVID-19

Fondo de Emergencia para Trabajadores con Propinas y de Servicios

Practical Help for Nonprofits

For nonprofits seeking guidance navigating operations through the pandemic, the following resources may be of assistance:

Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership has created a resource center for nonprofits, featuring Stronger Together: Effective Nonprofit Leadership During the Crisis. This is a timely seminar series focused on supporting and equipping nonprofit leaders in the North Bay during the current public health crisis.

The Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) is a regional coalition of 11 Bay Area public health departments. It has curated a COVID-19 resource page featuring policy considerations, messaging materials and regional response information.

Grantmakers Concerned for Immigrant Rights (GCIR) has developed a resource page for nonprofits that are focused on serving immigrants.

For helpful financial and scenario planning tools, visit either Nonprofit Finance Fund or FMA.

Association of Fundraising Professionals has curated a collection of guidance on fundraising, donor communications, management and engagement.

The COVID-19 Fund of MCF

In addition to providing support to the individual organizations above, MCF has established the COVID-19 Fund of MCF. This quick-response Fund is dedicated to directing financial support to nonprofit organizations serving those individuals and families most in need.

If you are an MCF donor, you can contribute to this fund via the MCF Giving Center.

If you are not an MCF donor, you are able to support to this fund here.


MCF donors and hundreds of generous Bay Area residents, businesses and community groups have contributed over $4,000,000 to this fund. Reflecting the contributors’ expressed hope that the Fund provide help to those individuals and families most immediately in need, these dollars are providing focused support in the areas of emergency rental assistance, access to food, specialized services for older adults and people with disabilities and cash aid. Nonprofits receiving funding include:

Adopt a Family of Marin, Ritter Center, North Marin Community Services, St Vincent De Paul of Marin, Community Action Marin, SF-Marin Food Bank, ExtraFood.org, Ceres Community Project, Conscious Kitchen, Performing Stars, Play Marin, San Geronimo Valley Community Center, Bridge the Gap, Whistlestop, West Marin Senior Services, Marin Center for Independent Living, Agricultural Institute of Marin, West Marin Community Services, Multicultural Center of Marin, Women Helping All People, Family Independence Fund.

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