Committed to a Stronger Marin

By Giving List Staff   |   January 13, 2023

Community Action Marin, the county’s largest nonprofit anti-poverty agency, helps over 20,000 individuals each year. Our team works hard to ensure people are on pathways to self-sufficiency. Year round, they stand side-by-side with people in the community to alleviate crises, change lives, and foster hope.  

If you want to learn more about the impact that we have made because of caring community and hard work across Marin County, we invite you to look at our 2022 Annual Report, which showcases stories from the most recent fiscal year.  

We know you’ll be moved by what donors can help make possible. There are still many who are not able to make ends meet in Marin. It takes a village, and we believe we can make a difference for more of our neighbors so that the future will be brighter for all of us.  

Here is what gifts can do:  

  • $50 supports preschool children with our healthy eating curriculum, or helps an older adult with a 1:1 financial coaching session.  
  • $100 provides a childcare center with a small classroom library, or gives an unhoused person a good sleeping bag and gloves for the cold weather.    
  • $250 gives children at our centers a new learning garden with seeds and digging tools, or ensures our peer specialists have trauma-responsive training.  
  • $500 gives a one-time cash grant to someone in need. 

Going into this new year, help us continue help people and families of low income to achieve well-being, setting them on a path to stability and greater hope. We hope you’ll be inspired by what you see is possible when we work side-by-side in community. Join us in our mission and donate today and see the many other ways you can get involved


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