The Stinson/Bolinas Community Fund was created in 1998 at the Marin Community Foundation by a group of community members who pooled their charitable dollars to provide an ongoing source of funding for projects that benefit the Stinson Beach and Bolinas communities. Since then, the Fund has distributed over $500,000 to more than 250 local projects and organizations.
Through the Stinson/Bolinas Community Fund Grants Program, grants are distributed twice a year. Donors who contribute $1,500 or more to the Fund are invited to join a committee that recommends projects to be supported through this community effort. The maximum grant the Fund provides to each grantee is $3,000 per grant cycle, and there is no minimum amount.