Investing in Our Communities

At Bank of Marin:

  • We believethat doing our part to build a stronger community for all is essential to our collective success.
  • We striveto support nonprofits that foster community and economic vitality, equitable access to educational resources and an enriched quality of life.
  • We committo working with local organization in a collaborative manner through focused leadership, volunteerism, giving and financial education.

Since opening our doors in 1990, Bank of Marin and our employees have donated millions of dollars, served on hundreds of nonprofit boards/committees and volunteered thousands of hours to support local philanthropic endeavors.

Each year, Bank of Marin donates at least 1% of pre-tax profit to positively impact the communities we serve. We have been named a “Top Corporate Philanthropist in the Bay Area” by the San Francisco Business Times since 2003 and received the Corporate Philanthropy Community Leader award by the North Bay Business Journal from its inception in 2014 until the award program was retired in 2020.

Our annual grant program generally focuses on the following giving priorities across 10 Northern California counties – Alameda, Amador, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Placer, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Sonoma Counties.

Social & Economic Vitality: Foster a thriving economy and community by supporting efforts to meet basic needs.

Organization and programs related to:

  • basic needs and social safety net programs,
  • economic development,
  • affordable housing, and
  • small business support, especially BIPOC and women-owned business.

Education: Enable youth and adults to gain the skills to thrive personally and professionally.

Organization and programs related to:

  • youth and professional development programs,
  • access gaps in education (especially S.T.E.A.M. education) and professional development, and
  • youth mentorship, college preparedness and academic success.

Enrichment & Wellness Enhance quality of life and provide access to health and wellness programs.

Organization and programs related to:

  • access to arts and cultural experiences,
  • animal rescue and animal-human therapy,
  • disability programs, and
  • environment and sustainability.


The application period for 2024 Grant Portal is now closed!
The application window for the 2025 grant cycle will open in October/November 2024.