Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership 30th Annual Heart of Marin Awards (TM) Announces Final Call for Nominations

SAN RAFAEL, CA, November 3, 2022 – Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) announces a final call for nominations for the 30th Annual Heart of Marin Awards. Heart of Marin recognizes and honors Marin County’s outstanding nonprofit organizations and the people who serve them. Nominations will be accepted up to 12:00 PM on Monday, November 14th, 2022.

As the largest recognition event in the county, Heart of Marin distributes $35,000 in awards to local nonprofits and the committed individuals who serve them. Nominations are accepted in the following award categories:

Corporate Community Service, Volunteer of the Year, Excellence in Board Leadership,

Youth Volunteer of the Year, Excellence in Innovation, Excellence in Leadership,

Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence and Lifetime Achievement.

The public is invited to nominate the volunteers, nonprofit leaders, board members and businesses who help make the communities of Marin healthier, happier, and more equitable.

“Due to our full lives and busy schedules, we often forget to pause and reflect on the good work that has been accomplished in our communities,” said Linda Jacobs, CEO of CVNL. “Heart of Marin encourages the whole community to share what nonprofits and volunteers have done to make a difference – and thank them for their positive impact and accomplishments.”

The Awards Ceremony and Luncheon will take place on January 12, 2022, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, location to be announced.

All nominees will be honored at the January celebration and recipients will be announced during the event. The 30th Annual Heart of Marin will be held in-person for the first time in two years. In 2020 and 2021 the global pandemic forced this event to go virtual, with over 500 people attending online each year. CVNL expects this year’s event to be a smaller affair with limited seating. Nominees, nominators, and guests are encouraged to reserve their tickets and tables early at

“We are delighted by the prospect of being in the same room together after such a long hiatus.  It’s been too long since we could see the excited faces of recipients and hear the applause of an audience.” says Linda Jacobs.

30th Annual Heart of Marin. Nomination deadline: Monday, November 14th 12:00 PM. Nominate online:

Presenting Sponsor for the 30th Annual Heart of Marin Awards is Bank of Marin, Media Sponsor is the Marin Independent Journal. Award Sponsors include Kaiser Permanente (Lifetime Achievement), Marin Community Foundation (Excellence in Leadership), Redwood Credit Union (Youth Volunteer of the Year), Comerica Bank (Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence), BioMarin (Excellence in Board Leadership), PG&E (Volunteer of the Year) and Harbor Point Charitable Foundation (Excellence in Innovation).

About CVNL
For over nearly 60 years, CVNL has advanced nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation, and empowering individuals in their communities. Passion alone isn’t enough when it comes to creating strong nonprofits. That’s why we work with aspiring and established leaders every day to help them build the skills and connections that can take their impact to the next level. Together we offer comprehensive programs that support nonprofits and volunteers including training, executive search, customized consulting solutions, volunteer matching, and corporate engagement. Heart of Marin™ and Heart of Napa™ events support nonprofits of every size and mission through recognition and cash awards. Other programs and services include the Sonoma Human Race, Secret Santa, Court Referral Program, and Volunteer Wheels. We provide disaster preparedness training and serve as an Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC), overseeing spontaneous volunteers and donations for Napa, Marin, and Sonoma Counties in the aftermath of a disaster. We believe that with confident and prepared leaders, our nonprofits will be better equipped to create healthy, happy and more equitable communities. Visit to discover more.