Investing in Our Communities

At Bank of Marin:

  • We believe that doing our part to build a stronger community for all is essential to our collective success
  • We strive to support nonprofits that foster community and economic vitality, equitable access to educational resources and an enriched quality of life.
  • We commit to being a collaborative community partner through focused leadership, volunteerism, giving and financial education.

Since opening our doors in 1990, the Bank and its employees have donated millions of dollars, served on hundreds of nonprofit boards/committees and volunteered thousands of hours to 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 was recognized as a community leader as a recipient of the North Bay Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy award 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.

Community & 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,
  • affordable housing,
  • 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.

Charitable Contributions: How to Apply

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

The application period for 2023 Charitable Contributions is now closed. The 2024 application window will open in October 2023.