Paving the Path for Brighter Futures 

By Giving List Staff   |   August 15, 2022

Running the county’s largest nonprofit social services agency keeps the Community Action Marin team of over 200 staff busy. A lot of individuals and families rely on us, but when we met Maria Pech, we knew her voice spoke for many.  

During the pandemic, needs skyrocketed. Thousands of our Marin friends and neighbors struggled to keep their jobs, pay their bills, stay healthy, and make ends meet. Community Action Marin leaned in to meet the challenge, helping more people than ever before.  

Maria is a mother of three children getting comprehensive services from Head Start to cash assistance and food. She told us she loves the way the teachers focus on her children—each one unique – and how Community Action Marin helped to support her whole family.   

When the pandemic started, her husband lost his job. She shared “In Marin you live from day to day. If you don’t work, there’s no rent. I believe that many families live the same way.”   

Maria’s story is an example of why we do this work. Being there for families when they need us the most. Join our community of donors. Every gift matters, regardless of the size. Your donation today will make it possible to continue to put people in our county on a path to greater stability and hope.


Community Action Marin

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415 526-7511
CEO: Chandra Alexandre, Ph.D.


We make it possible for people to achieve wellbeing by providing the education, mental health, and vital services they need. Together, we break down the barriers that get in the way of fair and lasting change in service to better outcomes for all.

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I’ve seen how Community Action Marin has strengthened advocacy to help keep people housed and safe during the pandemic. They have taken on challenges no one else could sustain through homeless outreach, mental health, and basic needs. As a neighbor in Marin, I’m so proud to stand with Chandra and Community Action Marin in the work of achieving AN EQUITABLE RECOVERY.”
Isabel Allende
Author & Philanthropist

Aid the Fight for Racial and Economic Justice

By giving to Community Action Marin, donors will make an equitable pandemic recovery possible. 

•$250 gives preschool children a new learning garden with seeds and digging tools.

• $500 helps a teacher get a professional training and wellness day.

•$1,000 ensures that safety net services get to the hardest-to-reach people.

•$5,000 supports civic engagement and advocacy efforts for racial justice.

Give to the Step Up Community Fund and see your dollars help people and change lives!

Key Supporters

California Department of Education
County of Marin
U.S Department of Health and Human Services (including Head Start/Early Head Start)
$100,000 TO $999,999 DONORS:
Anonymous donor
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund
Marin Community Foundation
United Way Bay Area
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Roger Crawford
Christopher Carey
Mary Donovan
Jeff Babcock
Maria Frias
Meredith Parnell
Tony Psychoyos
Jennifer McInnis
Samantha Ramirez
Violeta Krasnic
Tonya Newstetter
Nicolette Van Exel