Thank you for considering a tax-deductible financial gift towards the sustainability of The Marin Foundation and our bridge building work. The Marin Foundation is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) public charity, incorporated for the purposes of scientific research, education and religion.
Below you will find our current fundraising initiatives. If you would like to make a donation of any size towards one of these initiatives, please enter the Initiative’s name in the “Tribute Name” or “Comments” boxes.
THE MARIN FOUNDATION’S CURRENT FUNDRAISING INITIATIVES:
Fundraising Goal: $5,000
From a small idea at Chicago’s gay pride parade in 2010, the I’m Sorry Campaign is now held in over 20 cities each year across the United States, Canada, Latin America, United Kingdom and Australia. Our now viral “Hugging a Man in his Underwear” photo has been shared a staggering 34 million times! It is amazing how a simple photograph of people loving one another can touch the lives of so many. The amount needed to be raised covers the cost of facilitating the trainings of participants for their individual Campaigns.
Fundraising Goal: $10,000
Every year, almost 3,000 people from all different shades of faith and sexuality attend our Living in the Tension Gatherings. From the far left to the far right, LGBTQ to heterosexual, our Living in the Tension Gatherings bring divergent groups of people together to facilitate a new medium of engagement on divisive cultural, theological and political issues. The amount needed to be raised covers the speakers, facilities and promotional materials to host our twice monthly small Living in the Tension Gatherings, and once quarterly large group gatherings.
Fundraising Goal: $100,000
Every year The Marin Foundation is invited to speak and teach at locations all throughout the world. Speaking engagements include churches, universities, conferences, governments and organizations throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Europe. These requests throughout the year bring many blessings, but also the responsibility for us to ensure our brief time on-site does not go in vain. The amount needed to be raised covers the ability for timely follow-up for each location through resources, additional training and continued assistance.
None of those your cup of tea? There are plenty of other ways to help!
$10 pays for the materials for one person who attends a bridge building training session hosted by The Marin Foundation
$25 pays for one month of the hosting, maintenance, site design and updates for our website and blog
$50 pays for the space and time needed to invest in personally talking to one person, family, pastor, youth or government official who have reached a point of no hope with the LGBTQ-conservative disconnect. Overwhelmingly, since The Marin Foundation’s inception in July 2005 we have spent countless hours of time through phone calls, coffee shop and house meetings, along with all of our spiritual, physical and emotional energy to meet with in-person, email, or talk on the phone to every single person that reaches out for help. On average The Marin Foundation receives around 35 intakes a day (via email, phone, Facebook and Twitter) from people all over the world wanting help in some way, shape or form. It is our commitment that we individually respond, as best as we can, to each and every one. We believe that all life must be uniquely dignified and deserve our effort.
$100 pays for a scholarship for one person to go through The Marin Foundation’s educational classes. In these classes, LGBTQ and heterosexual people are being equipped with the knowledge of how to peacefully and productively handle the social, theological, historical, political and scientific means of Western society’s LGBTQ-conservative culture war.
$150 pays for one month (consisting of 2 meetings) of The Marin Foundation’s small group Living in the Tension Gatherings.
$2,000 pays for one of The Marin Foundation’s large group Living in the Tension Gatherings.
$3,000 pays for one on-site, three-day training session conducted by The Marin Foundation team.
Each donation is fully tax-deductible to the furthest extent of the law.
The Marin Foundation takes the responsibility of being a faithful steward to every dollar donated to our work very seriously. Because we are a 501(c)(3) public charity, all of our tax records are open to public inspection. If you would like an official copy of any of The Marin Foundation’s yearly IRS returns, you can do one of the following: 1) call the Internal Revenue Service telephone assistance about Exempt Organizations from 7am-7pm CDT Monday-Friday at 877-829-5500; 2) visit The Marin Foundation on Guidestar.org; or 3) email themarinfoundation(at)gmail(dot)com with a request. Thank you.