Funding & Organization

Funding & Organization

Structure and Finances

Alcohol Justice is independently incorporated and managed as a §501(c)(3) public charity organization. Our Board guides the Executive Director and staff. The staff work closely with coalitions and in campaigns to effect change. Alcohol Justice is additionally a supporting organization of the Marin Community Foundation (specifically, a Type 1 supporting organization §509(a)(3)).


For the public, funders and alcohol corporations that wish to review our finances, our Federal IRS form 990 is linked here.

Most recent IRS determination letter for Alcohol Justice: we are a §501(c)(3) public charity, as well as a Type 1 supporting organization §509(a)(3) of Marin Charitable Foundation.

Thanks to Our Funders

The Buck Trust Legacy

Alcohol Justice's core funding is from the Leonard and Beryl Buck Foundation, commonly known as the Buck Trust. The Trust also funds the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, the Buck Institute for Education, and the Marin Community Foundation. The Trust was formed after Beryl Hamilton Buck passed away in 1975, leaving an amazing legacy dedicated “for the benefit of Marin Residents and all humankind.” Alcohol Justice is a supporting organization of the Marin Community Foundation, which administers the Buck Trust. Alcohol Justice receives one of the portions at approximately 3% of the annual return on the fund in perpetuity – for the benefit of anyone in any city, county or state, or the United States or globally.

Other Funding
  • San Francisco Foundation
  • Ginnie and Peter Haas Jr. Fund
  • Marin Charitable Foundation
  • Sierra Health Foundation, MAT Access
  • Sierra Health Foundation, Elevate Youth
  • Daniel E. Koshland Civic Unity Program, Neighborhood Fellows
  • Anonymous
Grants and Contracts
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Drug Free Communities, STOP Act funding, and CARA Opioids grants
  • Marin County Probation Department
  • County of Marin, Department of Health and Human Services
  • County of Marin, Community Services Fund
2019-2020 Members and Donors
  • Linda Bosma
  • Stephen and Pat Livingston
  • Tom Colthurst
  • Tom Wilbanks
  • Marsha Epstein
  • Shannon Smith Bernadin
  • David Jesson
  • Donald Holtzman
  • Giv Nassiri
  • Jennifer Herrera
  • Leslie Harlson
  • Ron Cuff
  • Susan Burkhardsmeier
  • Anita Bedell
  • Barbara Morton
  • Celia Weintrob
  • Elizabeth MacPhee
  • Kelly Scanlon
  • Lauren Brande
  • Lawrence Fernandez, Jr
  • Robert & Carolyn Levering
  • Susie Thompson
  • G. Zaire
  • Anonymous, various
Board Members, Officers, Staff
  • Herb Kessner
  • Larry Meredith
  • Richard Zaldivar
  • Rita Sedano-Garcia
  • Veronica De Lara
  • Thomas Greenfield
  • Terry Cunningham
  • Bruce Lee Livingston & Jodi Reid
  • Bruce Wolfe
  • Michael Scippa and Sara Haynes