History

Community Action Marin was incorporated in 1966 with an initial $40,000 Federal Grant.  1967, the Marin County Board of Supervisors designated Community Action Marin as the county’s official antipoverty agency, with a mandate to work to eliminate the causes and consequences of poverty in Marin County. Since then, Community Action

Marin has gained valuable experience in diagnosing poverty conditions and operating needed and responsive programs. Many successful local non-profits originated within Community Action Marin including the SF-Marin Food Bank, Ritter Center, the Farmer’s Market and Homeward Bound. Today Community Action Marin is Marin County’s largest private non-profit social services agencies, with over 270 employees, an active Board of Directors and many dedicated volunteers.

For over 50 years, Community Action Marin –

  • Has helped over 150,000 Marin residents in their quest for self-sufficiency
  • Has graduated over 30,000 children from its day care centers
  • Has served over 2.5 million meals to low-income children in its early childhood education programs
  • Created California’s first large-scale mental health program run for and by mental health clients

Each day, Community Action Marin…

  • Serves over 2000 families and individuals
  • Serves 1600 meals to children in need
  • Operates 9 diverse social service programs, meeting the needs of the community on the streets and in the home
  • Provides legal activism for the mentally ill, who often are not able to seek assistance on their own
  • Is a first resource of emergency resources and financial and professional help for many residents