Investing in Our Communities
Bank of Marin places great value on giving back to the community, realizing our success over the years is largely due to supporting the communities we serve. Since the Bank’s inception in 1990 we have contributed over $5.6 million to many deserving non-profit organizations throughout the Bay Area.
In 2018, Bank of Marin gave more than 1% of pre-tax profit to non-profit organizations spread across all five counties the Bank serves, including Marin, Napa, Sonoma, San Francisco and Alameda. We are proud to have contributed to over 285 local non-profit organizations, while employees and the Board of Directors volunteered over 7,000 hours and were represented on more than 60 boards throughout the Bay Area.
We are also pleased to have been named a “Top Corporate Philanthropist in the Bay Area” by the San Francisco Business Times each year since 2003, and the North Bay Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy award.
Charitable Contributions: How to Apply
The application period for 2019 Charitable Contributions has now closed. We welcome you to begin submitting 2020 grant funding requests between 9/1/19 and 11/15/19.
Bank of Marin receives and reviews hundreds of requests each year and we cannot contribution to all deserving programs. Please read grant request guidelines and provide the following information for consideration:
- The organization’s mission statement
- A description of the segment of the community and geographic area the organization serves
- An overview of available sponsorship levels and associated benefits
- If donation includes an ad: specify ad size, format, and due date
- Date donation is due and date of event if applicable
- Copy of Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) letter
Please email requests to:
Bank of Marin, Community Relations
P.O. Box 2039
Novato, CA 94948
Phone: (415) 884-5358
E-mail reminder: Standard e-mail is not encrypted and should not be considered a secure alternative when sending sensitive personal information.
When making contribution decisions, we give priority to programs located in the communities we serve which support:
- Affordable Housing & Human Services
- Arts & Culture
- Civic & Economic Development
- Senior Citizens & Health Needs
- Youth & Education
Our policy prohibits contributions to:
- Private Foundations
- “Flow-through” organizations (groups that re-grant to other groups)
- Political or lobbying activities
- Cause-related marketing