The Marin Community Foundation (MCF) is based in Novato, Marin County, California and was founded in 1986 with the charitable assets of Leonard and Beryl H. Buck, long-time Marin County residents who established a charitable trust for the benefit of improving the local community. Since then, it has partnered with individuals, families, and businesses who have established more than 500 charitable funds at the Foundation. Grants from these funds support community efforts in Marin County and throughout the world. MCF has a long history of supporting neuroscience research and development, including the establishment of the Buck Institute for Age Research as a component part of MCF and as the nation’s first independent research facility focused solely on understanding the connection between aging and chronic disease. Currently, MCF has assets of approximately $1.3 billion, making it one of the largest community foundations in the U.S. In 2012, it distributed $60 million in grants. For more information, visit: www.marincf.org.
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