Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership Announces The 100MARIN Giving Circle Call for Nonprofit Nominations.

Nominations Are Open July 1 – August 11.

Selected Nominees will be recognized and the premier award recipient will receive a substantial grant at the 100MARIN Fall 2023 Celebration of Philanthropy.


MARIN COUNTY, JUNE 30, 2023 – Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) and 100MARIN announce the call for nonprofit nominations beginning July 1 – August 11, for 100MARIN Giving Circle’s Fall 2023 Celebration of Philanthropy. 

The Fall celebration, to be held Thursday, October 5, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, at the Sausalito Portuguese Culture Center, will provide 100MARIN members the opportunity to recognize and award nonprofit recipients for 2023.

In 2022, Mount Tamalpais College received the primary award of $20,000.00. For nearly 25 years, Mount Tamalpais College – formerly known as the Prison University Project – has provided a world-class higher education to students incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison. Mount Tamalpais College is an accredited independent liberal arts college dedicated explicitly to serving incarcerated students, free of charge, to expand access to quality higher education, and to foster the values of equity, civic engagement, independence of thought, and freedom of expression. Four secondary awards of $1,000.00 each were presented to Marin City Community Development Corporation, Performing Stars, Vivalon, and Zero Breast Cancer.

Established in 2015, 100MARIN Giving Circle – founded by a group of like-minded professionals – has developed a strong network of individuals passionate about local nonprofits and their causes. This collaborative philanthropic group – approximately 200+ strong – leverages membership investments of a $150 per member (minimum), toward a collective giving fund to create a substantial cumulative impact. Since 2015, 100MARIN has donated over $300,000.00 to nonprofits serving Marin County.

100MARIN and Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) formed a partnership in 2021 to strengthen their support and recognition of Marin County’s diverse community of nonprofits. Together, the organizations bring a rich experience in creating award and recognition events to celebrate, honor, and support the critical work of nonprofits in our communities.

“100MARIN is a great giving opportunity for individuals to contribute small donations that collectively make a huge impact in our communities,” said Linda Jacobs, CEO at CVNL. “Thanks to the generosity of 100MARIN members, we are able to award selected nonprofit nominees in Marin County with much-needed funding.” 

Join CVNL and 100MARIN as a member to continue supporting nonprofits in our community: join 100MARIN at

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About CVNL: Since 1964, 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 Learning & Leadership programs and training, executive search, customized consulting solutions, volunteer matching, and corporate engagement. Heart of Marin™, Heart of Napa™, and Heart of Sonoma County events support nonprofits of every size and mission through recognition and cash awards. Other programs and services include the Sonoma County Human Race, Secret Santa, Court Referral Program, and Paratransit. We provide disaster preparedness training and serve as an Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC), overseeing spontaneous volunteers and donations for Napa, Marin, Sonoma, and Solano 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. 

About 100MARIN: 100MARIN is Marin County’s premier members-only giving circle, founded in 2015 with a vision to make a lasting impact on our community. 100MARIN was created by a group of community-minded business professionals with the following complementary objectives: to increase each circle member’s overall giving impact and to develop and strengthen the network of individuals passionate about the local nonprofit community since 2015, 100MARIN Giving Circle has donated over $385,000 to local Marin County nonprofits.