Part 5: I Need Help

Even though The Marin Foundation has existed on well under $100,000 per year, the following is the best case scenario budget for 2010, where The Marin Foundation can run full steam.

The key to this budget are the Trainings. Right now, it kills me that The Marin Foundation can only go train entities that are able to pay us, which I feel at a very real level, hampers the influence of this movement. My vision for this bridge building movement is not based on payment, but rather on the ability to pounce on a need when one is brought to us anywhere in the world. Instead of us hearing a need and then having to negotiate a price for folks who can’t afford our services, we want more than anything to just ‘go’ right away without hesitation and continue pushing this movement forward! Here you go…

2010 Budget: $316,124.00

General and Administrative costs:

Trainings—Including Educational Classes, Living in the Tension Gatherings, Pastoral Staff and Congregation Training, Strategic Bridge Building Framework and Partnerships, Regular Follow-Up Return Trips, Live Chats, Consulting:

     National Church (Liberal and Conservative) Trainings: $50,000.00

     Religious/GLBT Organizational Trainings: $30,000.00

     International Church/Organizational Trainings: $15,000.00

Scientific Research: $10,000.00

Track #1 Educational Classes: $3,000.00

Track #2 Educational Classes: $3,000.00

Living in the Tension Gatherings: $12,000.00

The Marin Foundation Network: $7,000.00

Organizational Membership: $125.00

Love is an Orientation Books to Sell: $4,500.00

Marketing/Swag: $7,500.00

Staff Development: $7,000.00

Website/Blog Maintenance: $7,000.00

Board of Director Meetings: $2,000.00

The Marin Foundation Savings: $5,000.00


Andrew Marin* (President): $49,999.00

Kevin Harris* (Andrew’s Assistant & Director of Community Involvement): $20,000.00

TBD* (Director of Communications and Development): $20,000.00

Nathan Albert* (Director of Pastoral Care and Programs) $15,000.00

Hanna Dekker* (Part-time Accountant): $9,000.00

Payroll Taxes: $30,000.00

Organizational/Board Insurance: $4,000.00

Rent and Utilities: $3,000.00

Supplies and Maintenance: $2,000.00

*The Marin Foundation will pay Andrew as is; Kevin, Nathan and Hanna will be paid the listed amount and they are required to raise additional support to reach their full salary –Bios for Kevin, Nathan and Hanna will follow soon.

Much love.

Saying Goodbye to Kevin
Building Bridges
October Newsletter
About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( He is author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).