Who We Are

Picking out a backpack at our Back to School Store

We are the only grassroots, nonprofit advocate for low income children on the Mendocino Coast. We began in 1992 and are now serving our second generation of children.

Our group wanted children to feel they are supported in the community, to send them into the world with a little more support than they would have otherwise, with a little more confidence and self-respect. – Bobby Markels, founder

The Vision of the Mendocino Coast Children's Fund is to support a community in which all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential in life. Our Mission is to provide funding for the unmet needs of infants and children on Mendocino's north coast.

We provide children with essentials and necessities, hopes and dreams, opportunities and activities. We are a safety net, catching children from birth through age 18 who otherwise would fall through the cracks of society's inequities. We provide our life experiences, professional backgrounds, connections to community, and ability to get things done for children in the most beneficial way possible.

We respect the dignity of all children and the privacy of all families, by working in the background to quietly provide needed resources and experiences for children.

Letter from the Board

Dear Community,

From Westport to Gualala (and inland to Comptche), the Mendocino Coast Children’s Fund responds 365 days a year. From diapers to diplomas, we have been saying yes to the needs and dreams of local children in need for 28 years.

MCCF is your neighbors and friends, banding together as advocates to make sure all coastal children can thrive and be healthy.

Here at home, your donation makes an important difference, one child and one kindness at a time.  For twenty-eight years, thanks to you, our community inspired non-profit has said yes to kids.  Many of our donors remember the kindness you provided when they were children. Their private notes to us touch our hearts.

Early investments in children are the best a community can make! One hundred percent of your donation goes to help the children! The generosity of a separate legacy bequest pays our small expenses so that every dollar you send goes to the kids.

Kindest regards from the MCCF board,


Board of Directors


Zida Borcich,  President 
Margaret Fox, Vice President & Secretary
Sherrie Spires, Treasurer 
Omie Behrens, Director
Sasha Graham, Director
Annie Liner, Director & Volunteer ED


Annie Liner, Volunteer Executive Director. Email: mccf@mcn.org

Heather Baird, Resource Coordinator,    Email, info@mccf.info