Save San Anselmo

Thank you in advance for your consideration and contribution. Your generous tax-deductible donation to this fund will have immediate and long term impact on businesses and commerce in San Anselmo. As you know, we are a small town, with family owned businesses that are on the brink of financial disaster and closure of many of our endearing stores, restaurants and local merchants; Today, the have asked for your help to Save San Anselmo. 

In response to the devastating impact of COVID-19 and Shelter In Place on businesses, the San Anselmo Community Foundation (SACF), a long standing 501(c)(3) established to support our community in times of crisis, disaster and community development and directed by San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce, is working in collaboration with the Town of San Anselmo and the County of Marin to exceed a $100,000 (One hundred thousand US Dollars) crowdfunding campaign to directly support local businesses with grants and drive new commerce initiatives. Active fundraising will run from June 11th 2020 to complete a minimum raise of $100,000 in donations by 5:00 PM on July 3rd, 2020. You can help!

More Details, Process for application, organizational and contact information at

In addition to this GoFundMe page,  contributors may "direct fund" the account by check or bank transfer from corporations, matching charitable funds, family trusts or other endowments. Contact information at 

A "Forward-Thinking" Fundraiser: Rather than a "one time shot," the San Anselmo Business Recovery Program has two components, designed to give both immediate relief and a managed long term business promotion campaign. From all funding received to this tax-deductible program, 50% of the proceeds will go directly to qualifying small businesses as a Quick Boost towards their recovery efforts in the form of $1,000 grants. The remaining 50% of funds raised will be used for longer-term and ongoing professionally managed marketing and advertising campaigns to drive commerce to San Anselmo businesses. This "hybrid" use of funds will give immediate relief to qualifying businesses (see guidelines and review grant application at, as well as fund a sustainable strategic marketing and advertising campaign to jump start our local economy. 

All contributions to the fund are 100% tax-deductible. Funds raised on this GoFundMe platform will be released to the SACF on July 25. Any "Direct Funds" to our campaign may be arranged with SACF and become eligible for immediate distribution of grants to businesses. We are happy to meet with larger scale donors in person to discuss your endowment. Please contact your Chamber of Commerce Board or a San Anselmo Community Fund Member. 

If you have additional concerns or would like to discuss your gift in person, please contact us immediately through our websites: or All communications and contributions will remain strictly confidential unless otherwise directed by donors. 

Thank you for sharing this campaign with friends, family, neighbors, business associates and your social media channels. On behalf of San Anselmo businesses, we Thank You for your contribution. Time is short; need is high. Share, Like, Repost, Retweet and Save San Anselmo, The Heart of Marin.


  • Tom Sargent 
    • $1,500 
    • 2 d
  • Doug and Eva Holm 
    • $200 
    • 3 d
  • Warren Dodge 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Cary Johnson 
    • $250 
    • 3 d
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Fundraising team: Community Fund & San Anselmo Strong (5)

Pat Townsley 
Raised $12,410 from 56 donations
San Anselmo, CA
San Anselmo Community Foundation 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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Jennifer Grenier Selvig 
Team member
Raised $1,600 from 5 donations
Kris Kelson 
Team member
Raised $1,050 from 2 donations
Benedetto Cico 
Team member
Raised $200 from 1 donation
Asad Anwer 
Team member
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