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Bank of Marin for Non-Profits

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 $4.7 million to many deserving non-profit organizations throughout the Bay Area.

In 2016, 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 230 local nonprofit organizations, while employees and the Board of Directors volunteered over 8,500 hours and were represented on more than 55 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.

Charitable Contributions: How to Apply

The application period for 2017 Charitable Contributions has now closed. Applicants will be contacted in the coming weeks if their funding requests have been approved. Please send requests between 9/1/17 and 11/14/17 for funding consideration in 2018.

Bank of Marin receives and reviews hundreds of requests each year. Please read these guidelines and provide the following information for consideration. Unfortunately, we cannot contribute to all deserving programs.

  • The organization’s mission statement
  • A description of the segment of the community and geographic area the organization serves
  • A choice of funding options supporting the request
  • 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:

  • Individuals
  • Private Foundations
  • “Flow-through” organizations (groups that re-grant to other groups)
  • Political or lobbying activities
  • Cause-related marketing