Making our Essential Workforce Visible 

By Giving List Staff   |   September 15, 2022

At Community Action Marin we are focused on supporting family well-being through necessary direct services, childcare services and supports, and social services more broadly to ensure that families are strong, and able to attain self-sufficiency and beyond.

The intersection of public health and social services needs to become stronger, so that we can function as a support system that can help alleviate the causes and consequences of poverty in our community.

To make change happen, it takes the direct work that our organizations do through service provision each and every day, and it also takes our stepping up and into a space of advocacy for ourselves, for others, and for our community.

Family well-being is also about mental health, and the pandemic dramatically increased our stress and anxiety about critical services, jobs, and housing. What our collective work as frontline organizations has shown is that we must use the lens of racial inequity and income disparities to sharpen our focus on how we can keep putting people at the center and how we get to a viable recovery.

At Community Action Marin, we will continue to do what’s needed in the urgent work of increasing racial and economic justice, and invite you to join us.

Watch the video and read more of CEO Chandra Alexandre’s remarks from Celebrating Immigrants in Marin.


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