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Awards

Voted Best Non-profit 2022!

Celebrating a win as the best of Marin County.
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2020 California Nonprofit of the Year

Each year, California Assemblymembers and state senators are invited to honor a nonprofit of the year for their district. Assemblymember Marc Levine chose Community Action Marin as the 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year!
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Top Rated 2021 Nonprofit

We have been honored with a Top-Rated Award for 2021 from GreatNonprofits. Read inspiring stories about us from clients, volunteers, and community members, and add your own.
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Top Rated on Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator is a charity assessment organization that evaluates hundreds of thousands of charitable organizations and uses a transparency rating system to find and support nonprofits that align with one's passions and values.
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Platinum Rated on Guidestar

Guidestar is an information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies through a rating system of Bronze-Platinum. It connects donors and grantmakers to more than 2.5 million nonprofit organizations.
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2021 Partner of Justice Award

Awarded to Community Action Marin by Legal Aid of Marin for dedication to providing vital services and ensuring equal opportunity to Marin residents; an inspiration to our community.

Partner in Marin's Efforts to End Homelessness

Community Action Marin and the County of Marin's Division of Homelessness and Whole Person Care are partners in the County-wide effort to end homelessness in our community.
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Nominations

2021 Heart of Marin Award

Presented to an Executive Director who has demonstrated excellence in leadership and whose vision has inspired meaningful and lasting change benefiting the organization and community. The Heart of Marin recognizes and honors Marin County’s outstanding non-profit volunteers, leaders, and organizations.
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Marin organizations receive $2.7M in Medi-Cal funding

The organization that coordinates the benefits of Medi-Cal recipients in Marin has awarded more than $2.7 million in state grant funds to local entities as part of an effort to reconfigure the Medi-Cal system. Chandra Alexandre, the chief executive officer of Community Action Marin, said the changes underway will allow her organization to bill Partnership for work it’s already doing: providing housing navigation and housing deposits to low-income residents. She said she will use the money she is receiving to hire a billing specialist and a service coordinator.
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Partnership HealthPlan of California disburses second round of funding in CalAIM Incentive Payment Program

Partnership HealthPlan of California, or PHC, has awarded more than $8 million in a second round of state Department of Health Care Services grant funding for community organizations through the CalAIM Incentive Payment Program.
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Community Action Marin Advocates for Greater Racial Equity Through Its Public Service Program

On May 20, more than 80 people attended the first-ever Step Up Marin!, hosted by social services agency Community Action Marin. The event, held at Las Palmas Center at Hamilton Field Novato was a celebration of steps toward racial and economic equity made in Marin County.
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More communities need to extend eviction moratorium

The Fairfax Town Council, Marin County Board of Supervisors and San Rafael City Council all deserve recognition and appreciation following their respective approvals to extend a residential eviction moratorium through Sept, 30. This policy deserves replication across additional jurisdictions in Marin County to provide timely relief and housing stability to renters throughout our community who continue to experience negative economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic... by Chandra Alexandre and Lucie Hollingsworth
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The unheard voices of Marin

Marin County is one of the most beautiful places on Earth and yet there’s a portion of the population that isn’t often seen or heard. The non-profit organization Community Action Marin is highlighting community voices this spring to strengthen power in communities of color and across low-income populations.
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Vivalon, Community Action Marin launch free driver training academy

Facing a pressing need for vehicle operators in an expensive county, Vivalon — which services older adults and people living with disabilities — and San Rafael-based Community Action Marin have launched a partnership to create a local and free commercial driver’s license training academy.
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Marin nonprofits seek equitable pandemic recovery

With societal inequities coming into sharper focus during the pandemic, vulnerable residents in Marin should be at the center of a countywide COVID-19 recovery strategy, a new report says.
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Community Action Marin empowers low-income Marin County residents...

Marin County is well known for its affluence, and yet alongside the wealth, poverty is a constant presence. According to the most recent census figures, 6.9% of the county’s residents live below the poverty line, and for them, trying to get ahead is a perpetual struggle.
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A 93-year-old lost his Supplemental Security Income after one phone call...

Ebrahim Safapay might be 93, but if a guest admires his shrine of family photos, he’s liable to gingerly stand up and offer his comfortable seat. It has the best view of the images of his three children and late wife.
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Marin Voice: As pandemic takes toll, Marin organizations band together for good food for all

The CEOs of Community Action Marin and San Francisco-Marin Food Bank discuss the fact that hunger and poor access to healthy food are realities for people of low income in Marin, despite the county’s general affluence. They remind readers that good food is a human right and invite Marin residents to gather together and take #FiveMinutesforFood during the holidays.
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Interview with Chandra Alexandre on how further the community has been impacted from the pandemic on KPIX TV

A report from Advancement Project California ranked Marin County as the second worst in California in terms of racial inequity. CBSN Bay Area's Len Kiese spoke with Community Action Marin's CEO Chandra Alexandre about how the pandemic has made things even tougher.
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Helping People, Changing Lives

This profile of Community Action Marin in The Giving List, offers an overview of the organization’s mission and programs, and invites concerned citizens to donate to support their efforts in Marin County.
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Asking Marin Neighbors to Step up for Equity

Community Action Marin, the largest social services provider in the county, is asking its Marin neighbors to step up for equity through a wide-reaching year-end campaign, hoping to open residents' eyes to the inequality in its midst.
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Marin scrambles to distribute $16M in rental aid

Marin County is struggling to distribute $16 million in state and federal rental assistance under tight deadlines and burdensome application requirements to help Marin residents who are struggling to pay rent and may be facing the risk of eviction.
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Marin Agency Launches "Five Minutes for Food" Conversation

As we approach the holiday season, Community Action Marin's Five Minutes for Food initiative, part of its overall Good Food for All campaign and commitment to food security, invites Marin County residents to reflect on the meaning and importance of healthy, nutritious, and good food for all.
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Services nonprofit starts office at Marin City school

Community Action Marin has opened an office at the school district’s Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy in Marin City. The partnership will allow the social service nonprofit to be more accessible to Marin residents.
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Marin Voice: County must push toward realization of warm, relational justice

Chandra Alexandre, the CEO of Community Action Marin, writes about the challenges of the past year such as police brutality, the U.S. Capitol insurrection, and voter suppression efforts nationwide, and calls for a reexamination of our social values as a caring community.
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Marin County using $5.6 million in COVID-19 relief funds to aid homeless

Marin County is preparing to put more than $5.6 million in federal grant money to work addressing homelessness as part of the $4 billion allocated in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to help prevent an outbreak among people experiencing homelessness and very low-income households. It will be spent on street outreach, emergency shelter and rapid rehousing. Community Action Marin’s new two-person team will focus on homeless individuals in North and West Marin.
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Fourth of July Black Lives Matter caravan highlights civic engagement

Community Action Marin organized a caravan of Marin residents on the occasion of July 4 to highlight the Black Lives Matter movement and the importance of racial and economic justice in Our America. Caravan participants focused on the important of building collecting power, and holding candidates accountable for the issues that systematically and unfairly impact Black and underserved communities.
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Please email our CEO, Chandra Alexandre, by clicking the email link below. She’d love to connect with you.