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COVID-19 IMPACTS NONPROFITS

The SF-Marin Food Bank is still fully operational  during the COVID-19 health crisis and continues to distribute food to the most vulnerable people in the community.  The food bank is working with San Francisco and Marin school districts…

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FUNDS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

In this time of expanded need, Whistlestop is continuing and expanding its home delivered meals service and other vital programs. In order to rapidly meet the changing needs of Marin’s vulnerable populations, a new fund…


SERVICE, SONG, SUPPORT

The City of San Rafael presented the Richard P. O’Brien and Mary Ferrario O’Brien Citizen of the Year Award to the Dominican Sisters on March 2 in the City of San Rafael council chambers. Pictured…


MARIN CHARITABLE ISSUES GRANTS

Marin Charitable’s annual grant ceremony was held on Feb. 13 in Novato. The organization distributed $180,000 in grants to 54 agencies serving over 9,000 children in Marin. Pictured (above, left to right) are Kendra Pollack…


SWEET VALENTINE’S EVENTS

On Feb. 8, the Marin Valentine’s Ball celebrated its 24th year of supporting local organizations that serve vulnerable young people in the community. Proceeds from the ball benefited The Godmothers of St. Vincent’s School for Boys, North…


ALL ABOUT EDUCATION

The Rotary Club of Ignacio, Sunrise Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Novato distributed new illustrated dictionaries to all third graders in Novato public schools in early February. Funds for purchasing the dictionaries came…


MARIN CHARITABLE FUNDRAISER

Marin Charitable, an all-volunteer organization established in 1961, held a fundraising event at Sweetwater Music Hall on Jan. 10 that raised more than $100,000 for local groups that offer critical support, education and enrichment for…


YOUTH ACTIVITIES AND ACTIVISM

On January 9, students, teachers, school principals and families from all over Marin gathered in Whistlestop’s Jackson Café to recognize the finalists of Whistlestop’s 2019 Holiday Card Contest. Elementary school students in grades K-5 were…


GIVING MARIN GRANTS $60K

The Giving Marin Community Partnership supports local nonprofits with free marketing opportunities throughout the year. At the end of 2019, Giving Marin, through an application process, chose six nonprofits to receive $10,000 each. The grant…


RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE IN THE NONPROFIT WORLD

The Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) presented its 27th Annual Heart of Marin Awards on Jan. 9 at a luncheon at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall in San Rafael.  600 community leaders, volunteers,…