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Marin Community Foundation Provides Vital Funding for Canal Alliance’s Social Services Program

January 4, 2024

Marin Community Foundation

For more than four decades, Canal Alliance has provided essential services to the low-income Latino immigrants who live in San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood. Most have endured great hardship to make their way to the U.S. from remote areas of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Mexico.  

Each year, more than 4,000 immigrants rely on our Social Services program which serves as an initial point of entry and vital safety net for newly arrived immigrants by offering bilingual, trauma-informed case management and mental health services to meet urgent and basic needs.  

Today, Canal Alliance is pleased to announce that it been awarded a grant of $420,000 from Marin Community Foundation (MCF) to support our Social Services program. This generous grant will be of enormous benefit by allowing us to strengthen the four areas of focus that comprise the Social Services program: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Health, Financial Assistance, and Opportunities for Youth.  

MCF has been one of Canal Alliance’s most important funders for many years, and our partnership has enabled us to continue lifting barriers to success to help Latino immigrants and their families to break the generational cycle of poverty.  

Over the past 30 years, Marin Community Foundation has awarded $2.6 billion in grants to fund educational, medical, social, and environmental issues in Marin County and throughout the world. To learn more about Marin Community Foundation, visit https://www.marincf.org/ 

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