Marin Professional Women’s Network mission is to make a difference in the communities of Marin County through sharing and caring. Annually MPWN donates to nonprofits our members have a passion for. Below is a listing of our past giving:
2023: MPWN donated $1,000 to:
Sanzuma is dedicated to increasing the availability of freshly grown foods through urban farming and policy. Sanzuma’s farm provides organic produce for school meals. We empower school districts with tools and eduction to procure for their land and create farm to cafeteria programs.
Sanzuma teaches techniques and systems to minimize food insecurity in Marin’s under privileged communities through nutrition education and building community partnerships.
Sanzuma mentors school districts and organizations with the ability to offer their community nutrition education and healthy cooking.
Our Nutrition Center provides free bilingual education for kids, their parents, and at-risk adults.
Sanzuma’s nutrition team included RN’s, a Cardiologist, a nutrition consultant, and an integrative wellness consultant.
Sandra Merlo, Irene Davis & Lori Davis (Sanzuma), Katie Chase, & Val Sherer
2022: MPWN donated $500 to:
RESPECTING OUR ELDERS
Respecting Our Elders is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 charity organized primarily to collect and distribute free food to needy seniors and others in Marin County.
Their mission is to:
- Eradicate hunger and poverty in Marin, building more community in the process.
- Provide a means for food purveyors to lighten their environmental footprint.
- Establish a viable model to do the above throughout the United States.
2021: MPWN donated $500 to each of the following:
SAN FRANSCISCO MARIN FOOD BANK
The Food Bank is a lifeline for many. As the pandemic raged, food insecurity increased. Facing challenges, we have pushed our warehouse to its limit. Help us expand to serve over 200,000 people weekly. Join the Campaign for a Future Without Hunger.
WENDESDAY’S GIFT is a volunteer based charity that helps individuals and families in need without delay. Mission is to provide the base necessities of life to Marin County residents on a one-time bases, without delay.
2020: MPWN donated $1,000 to each of the following:
NORTH MARIN COMMUNITY SERVICES mission is to empower youth, adults and families in our diverse community to achieve well-being, growth and success. They envision a strong community with opportunities for all.
MARIN FOSTER CARE ASSOCIATION mission is to achieve consistent, safe, quality care for the well being of all foster children by providing support services and advocacy to Foster and Adoptive Families, Relative and Non-relative caregivers.
2019: MPWN donated $1,000 to each of the following:
SLIDE RANCH connects children to nature. They cultivate healthy bodies and minds and foster future generations of environmental stewards.
ZERO BREAST CANCER promotes breast cancer risk reduction through translation of scientific research and evidence-based recommendations that support health and wellness at key stages of life.
2018: MPWN donated $1,000 to each of the following:
RESPECTING OUR ELDERS which repurposes food from major grocery stores and other large food handlers and distributes it to people in need.
AMBASSADORS OF HOME AN OPPORTUNITY which gives aid to the homeless youth in Marin.
THE CERES PROJECT where teens learn cooking skills while preparing meals for the critically ill.
2017: MPWN donated $1,000 to each of the following:
FLAGSHIP OF MARIN COUNTY FREE LIBRARY offering free drop-in preschool
HALLECK CREEK RANCH helping people with disabilities live a life without barriers through therapeutic horseback riding
(Molly & Shannon)
YWCA OF SONOMA with a mission of ending domestic violence through awareness, education and empowerment.
2016: MPWN donated $1,000 to each of the following:
CENTER FOR DOMESTIC PEACE
LA LECHE LEAGUE
2015: MPWN donated $1,000 to each of the following:
MOVIN’ ON UP organization that helps foster kids who have aged out of the foster system.
HEALTH HUBS, MARIN COMMUNITY CLINICS
Our MPWN members are also involved in the community.
Below are a list of the organizations our members are involved with:
- ALS nonprofit start up
- Art Works Downtown
Image for Success
- Boy Scouts of America
- Broadway Bound Kids!
- Celebrate Life
- Center for Domestic Peace
- Churches throughout Marin County
- Every Dollar Feeds Kids
- Friends of the Library
- Habitat for Humanity
- Healthy Child Healthy World
- Hospice of Marin
- Marin 100
- Marin Humain Society
- Marin Food Bank
- Novato Human Needs
- PEO Sisterhood
- Prescription for Change
- Respecting Our Elders
- Salvation Army
- St. Judes Children’s Hospital
- School Volunteering throughout Marin County
- United Farm Workers