Everyone Deserves to Live with Dignity and Respect

By Giving List Staff   |   May 5, 2023

Marin County is one of the wealthiest counties in the United States. Yet many in our community go without the basics of healthy food, affordable housing, and a living wage.

Income inequality in Marin is among the highest in the nation, and race plays a large role in who is well off and who is not. 95% of Black households and 73% of Latinx households in Marin are struggling to make ends meet compared to 29% of white households.

Almost a third of Marin residents live paycheck to paycheck just to meet basic needs. With no savings to fall back on, many are forced to make difficult choices — sometimes between putting food on the table for their families or paying rent.

Did you know?

  • $167,000 is what a family of four in Marin requires to cover their basic needs each year, or that
  • 18.9% is the poverty rate for Latinx households in Marin, three times greater than the overall poverty rate for the county

At Community Action Marin, we help individuals and families meet their basic needs and get on a path to self-sufficiency and thriving. The agency’s whole family approach works to ensure that needs are met and outcomes at the individual, agency, and community levels are achieved to strengthen well-being.

Together, we can make a difference for all of us. Please consider making a donation to the Step Up Community Fund. Your gift can help change lives. 


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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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