The foundation's mission is to support public charities located in the four counties of San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma and San Mateo.
The Bothin Foundation supports organizations providing direct services to low-income, at-risk children, youth and families, the elderly and disabled. Some grants may also be made to environmental agencies, arts organizations which serve youth predominately, and community-based capital campaigns.
California Counties: San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, and San Mateo
Types of Support
The Foundation prefers to make grants for capital, building, and equipment needs.
Grant Size$0 to $40
Requirements & Limitations
The foundation does not fund:
- Endowment Drives
- General Operating Expenses
- Annual Appeals
- Medical Research
- Religious Organizations
- Educational Institutions (other than those which serve the learning disabled)
Proposals should be for a specific amount and must include the following:
All must be submitted by mail
The Foundation will accept proposals for the summer 2008 meeting February 25 through March 18. Complete proposals must be received in the Bothin offices no later than 12pm of the due date. Please consult this web site or contact staff for more information.
To ensure a broad spectrum of organizations, the Board will not consider additional grants until three full years have elapsed.
Grant 1Grantee: Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, CA
Purpose: For the purchase of video and audio equipment for the Computer Media Lab at the Crissy Field Center to provide hands-on environmental education.
Grant 2Grantee: Marin Agricultural Land Trust, CA.
Toward the cost of certain improvements to MALT's new headquarters building.
Grant 3Grantee: Marin Conservation Corps
For new roofs for the headquarters of the organization providing employment and environmental education for youth in Marin.