Homeward Bound of Marin

Founded in 1974, Homeward Bound is the leading provider of emergency shelter and supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness in Marin County, California. A vision that “everybody needs a place to call home” underscores Homeward Bound’s mission of “opening doors to safety, dignity, hope, and independence.” Homeward Bound operates a portfolio of social enterprises embracing a double bottom line: earning programmatic revenue and building skills for people moving out of homelessness. These include Wagster Treats dog biscuits, The Key Room event venue, and a contract meals program.



  • 2019: Project Grant Recipient*
  • 2019: Accelerator Fellow
  • 2022-2023: SNAP TA Partner
  • 2021-2024: Growth Portfolio Member

*Past REDF program offering


Paul Fordham