Family Ties

A Personal Commitment to Philanthropy

When John Armour joined Capital Group Private Client Services more than 20 years ago, one of his first assignments was to help manage The Rape Foundation’s endowment. In that role, Armour provided thoughtful financial management services and helped establish key policies aimed at the long-term growth and preservation of the foundation’s assets. But as is so often the case with Capital Group Private Client Services and its associates, Armour’s relationship with the organization and its founder, Gail Abarbanel, grew. Abarbanel, a social worker by training, was a pioneer in offering support for victims of rape. “I was so impressed with [...more...]

Money as Medicine

In 2018, a Native American philanthropy professional dropped a bomb on the industry. In his book, Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance, Edgar Villanueva laid bare the inequities rife throughout philanthropy and the financial system.  Now in its second edition, Decolonizing Wealth is the central text for what Villanueva simply describes as “modern philanthropy,” one in which capital is used for reconciliation and reparations through wealth redistribution. To move that effort forward, Villanueva launched Liberated Capital, a donor community and intermediary that is working with more than 350 individual donors and charitable foundations to support nonprofits [...more...]

Supporting our Marin Community Community Action Marin

Everyone in Marin deserves the opportunity to have a roof over their head, nutritious food, and greater well-being. During 2021, in the face of unprecedented need and inequity and […more…]

Help Make an Equitable Recovery for Marin Possible Community Action Marin

We’re close to meeting the fundraising goal for our Equitable Recovery Action Plan but need help to get to the finish line. […more…]

Help Create a Stronger Marin  Community Action Marin

We’ve been thinking a lot about what an equitable recovery means for individuals and families across Marin. For some people, […more…]

You’re invited to Step Up Marin 5/20/22! Community Action Marin

We invite you to join Community Action Marin, along with other community leaders and advocates for equity, to a special evening. […more…]

Join JFCS for Holocaust Remembrance Day Jewish Family and Children’s Services

“Testimonies are perhaps the most powerful tool in bringing Justice to the victims.” —Reb Shlomo of Bobov  In commemoration of Holocaust […more…]

JFCS Brings Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine Jewish Family and Children’s Services

With the eruption of war in Ukraine, Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) quickly mobilized to begin accepting donations for […more…]

Building an Equitable Marin Community Action Marin

Marin County has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic better than other parts of California and the country. With high vaccination rates […more…]

Meeting People Where They Are Community Action Marin

Listening to the needs of community this past year changed how Community Action Marin worked. Our Safety Net Services team […more…]

Expanding Mental Health Services as Depression and Anxiety Double During the Pandemic Jewish Family and Children’s Services

Ryan had big plans as he looked forward to high school. As the school year began online, however, his dreams […more…]

Creating Fair and Lasting Change Community Action Marin

Help us to Make It a Brighter 2022 for All. What not everyone realizes is that that there are still […more…]

For Sunday Friends Foundation, the Pandemic Offered a Silver Lining Sunday Friends Foundation

When COVID-19 shut down the Bay Area in March 2020, Sunday Friends Foundation had to pivot from hosting programs at […more…]

Helping Mothers Overcome Perinatal Mental Health Disorders Postpartum Support Center

Ivana Jagodic Meholick was pregnant with her second child when she suffered panic attacks about a potential miscarriage. But they […more…]

Here to Help the Healing Begin Jewish Family and Children’s Services

Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) was founded in San Francisco in 1850, the same year as the State of […more…]

Boundless Love Drove this New Mom to Start a Grassroots Diaper Bank Help a Mother Out

Lisa Truong was a new mom at home with her baby at the height of the Great Recession, when an […more…]

Helping People, Changing Lives Community Action Marin

For many, Marin County conjures the image of a wealthy enclave replete with mansions tucked into its verdant hills and […more…]