Giving Marin grant recipients ceremony at the Marin Country Club in Novato, Calif. on Mar. 2, 2023.

Local charities have received $340,000 in the program’s first five years

   Giving Marin Community Partnership awarded $70,000 in grants to 14 nonprofits on March 2 at Marin Country Club in Novato. Marin charities have received $340,000 in the five years since the initiative’s inception.

   The $5,000 grant winners, selected among more than 100 applicants, are: Autistry Studios, Call of the Sea, Friends of China Camp, Global Book Exchange, Grace Signs, Make it Home, Marin County Search and Rescue Unit, Marin Shakespeare Company, KWMR, Postpartum Support Center, San Geronimo Valley Community Center, Trips for Kids, Veterans and Equines Together and Wise Choices for Girls.

   “This year’s winners often checked multiple boxes … they help Marin’s most vulnerable populations, they focus on equity, they help youth and veterans, they provide safe places to live, they find our loved ones when they are lost,” said Marin Independent Journal President and Publisher Rob Devincenzi. “This diverse group is so deserving. Giving Marin is proud to assist them in their grassroots missions.”

  Support for Giving Marin’s 2022 grant winners is made possible through Partners Redwood Credit Union, Kaiser Permanente, Ghilotti Bros. Inc., College of Marin, Nugget Markets, Price Family Auto Dealerships, CPi Developers and Marin Independent Journal, and Sponsors Prandi Property Management, City Carpets, Valley Memorial Park Cemetery and Funeral Home and Northern Pacific Roofing.

Alexa Davidson and Danielle Fogel, San Geronimo Valley Community Center chat with Alice Cochran, Call of the Sea

Rob Devincenzi, President and Publisher Marin IJ and Stephanie Plante, Kalina Cloud, CPi Developers

Dan Swearingen and Janet Lawson, Autistry Studios

Jonathan Eldridge, Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Student Learning and Success, College of Marin

Alyssa Tanner, KWMR chats with Leigh Bakhtiari, City Carpets

Giving Marin grant recipient plaques

Mike St. John, Marin SAR

Dr. Louise Malandra, Trips for Kids

Lesley Currier, Marin Shakespeare Company

Giving Marin coordinator, Sara Moseley

Alexis Wise, Wise Choices for Girls


Stephanie Moulton-Peters, President Marin County Board of Supervisors

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