Together We Can Change Lives

By Giving List Staff   |   November 8, 2022

The work we’re doing to advance racial and economic justice across the county is about inspiring hope and transforming lives. Many people consider Marin County to be one of the most beautiful places to live in the United States. It has some of the highest incomes per capita and one of the lowest unemployment rates. But it also has the widest gap between rich and poor, and among the greatest racial inequities in California.  

Did you know that even in Marin, 1 in 5 families (and 1 in 3 seniors) struggle to put food on the table? Too many people experience food insecurity. I know that you, like me, believe everyone in Marin deserves better than being hungry or uncertain about their next meal.

That’s why we’re reaching out to our community this year end to ask for financial support. Our passionate team works year-round to increase well-being, helping to give people a step up and regain their confidence. For example, since 2019, the staff working with dedicated parent volunteers has grown over 750 pounds of produce annually at our organic production farm. This work has reduced stress in families, fortified the bodies and minds of little ones, and helped our community to thrive. 

Thanks to a generous $25,000 match gift, tax-deductible contributions of any size will help us double our impact. Our donors help lift up others, setting people on a path to stability and greater hope.

Community Action Marin also owns and operates a commercial Central Kitchen, preparing meals twice daily for over 500 toddlers and preschool children. That’s over 350,000 nutritious meals and snacks annually to foster well-being at our high-quality early education centers. 

New this year, the Central Kitchen team also makes incredible food for older adults finding connection over congregate meals at the county’s senior centers. None of this would be possible without the generous support of our donors. 

If you’re passionate about our whole family approach to eliminating the causes and consequences of poverty, this is your chance to make a difference. Thanks to our $25,000 match, gifts will go twice as far! Please make your most generous contribution to our Step Up Community Fund and know that together we are creating brighter futures, helping people, and changing lives.

Donate today:


Community Action Marin

Donate now!
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.

Begin to Build a Relationship

We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

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