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The Giving Marin Community Partnership held a picnic event at Halleck Creek Ranch in Nicasio on Sept. 29 to bring together the program’s Partners and representatives of some of the organizations that were awarded Giving Marin grants for their work in 2020. Grant recipients (left to right) Community Action Marin Executive Director Chandra Alexandre, Gilead House Executive Director Carrie Scrimshire and Executive Assistant Jenny Craig, and Sparkle Foundation Inc.  founder and Executive Director Samantha Tradelius spoke to the group about how the grant money helped their organizations during the pandemic.

Halleck Creek Ranch, led by Executive Director Molly Scannell, hosted the group, including a tour of the ranch that provides therapy horseback riding for people of all ages who have disabilities. Pictured are (above, top) College of Marin Assistant Superintendent Jonathan Eldridge, (above, middle) NovatoSpirit Executive Director Marian Huntington, and (above, bottom) Matt Borries-Prandi and Melissa Prandi, vice president and president of PRANDI Property Management.

The event was capped off with a lunch from Nugget Markets, one of the founding Giving Marin Partners. Pictured are (above, top) Northern Pacific Roofing owners Barry and Kathi Murrin, and (above, bottom) Alexandre, Tradelius, Marin IJ account executive Shawn Langwell and CPi Developers President and CEO Stephanie Plante.

-Photos courtesy of Giving Marin

Nonprofit grant application period opens

   The Giving Marin Community Partnership is an initiative of community-minded North Bay businesses and institutions whose mission is to raise the level of community engagement with and exposure for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that support those in Marin County.

As part of its mission, the partnership will present a limited amount of financial awards in February 2022 of approximately $5,000 to $10,000 each to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations selected among the applicants. Grants may be smaller.

Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving residents of Marin County that is based in Marin or serves a population in Marin but is headquartered elsewhere.

Applications must be received through surveymonkey.com/r/givingmarin2021 before 5 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2021.

For additional information, call 415-382-7246 or email Giving Marin Coordinator Liz Saint John at liz@givingmarin.com.




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