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Investing in Our Communities

Thank you for your interest in a grant from Bank of Marin!

Community commitment is one of Bank of Marin’s guiding principles as we firmly believe we can only be successful if our communities are thriving. Since the Bank’s inception in 1990, we have contributed over $6.1 million to many deserving non-profit organizations throughout the Bay Area. Each year, Bank of Marin donates at least 1% of pre-tax profit to positively impact the communities we serve. We proudly support over 250 nonprofits each year with Bank employees and board members volunteering thousands of hours.

We have been named a “Top Corporate Philanthropist in the Bay Area” by the San Francisco Business Times since 2003, and recognized as a community leader as a recipient of the North Bay Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy award.

Charitable Contributions: How to Apply

The application period for 2021 Charitable Contributions is now closed.

If you have submitted an application already, approved grants will be distributed in March 2021. If your grant is dependent upon an event in January, February or early March and you did not include a “grant needed by” date in your application, please alert us at If you did include a date, please know that we are prioritizing those requests ahead of the approval and distribution schedule.

Please check back for more information on the 2022 Charitable Contributions application period (est Oct – Dec 2021).

We recognize that there are many deserving programs in the Bay Area and though we are not able to meet every request, we will review each request with careful consideration and review each proposal based on its merits.

Grant guidelines:

Grants are generally given to support the following sector areas for organizations serving Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties:

  • Affordable Housing & Human Services
  • Arts & Culture
  • Civic & Economic Development
  • Senior Citizens & Health Needs
  • Youth & Education

*Our giving policy prohibits contributions to individuals, private foundations, “pass-through” organizations (organizations that re-grant funds), political or lobbying activities, and cause-related marketing.

Specifics on submitting online GRANT applications will be announced prior to the grant application window opening – please check back for more info.