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The Cavallo Point Fund

Partnering for Good in Our Community


Learn more about the Cavallo Point Fund:

What is the Cavallo Point Fund?
The Cavallo Point Fund is a nonprofit entity that provides a simple mechanism for our hotel guests to give back to our community by making contributions that are distributed to local charitable organizations.

How does the Cavallo Point Fund work?
To implement this program, a discretionary charge of $3.00 per room night is added to the guest’s invoice. However, those who do not wish to participate may opt out without question at check-in or check-out.

For what are contributions to the Cavallo Point Fund used?
100% of all funds collected for the Cavallo Point Fund are used for charitable purposes and transmitted to tax-exempt charitable organizations that qualify under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Fund recipients are selected and amounts distributed at least quarterly.

As examples of the types of organizations supported by the Cavallo Point Fund, here are several organizations that have received Cavallo Point contributions previously:

  • The Conscious Kitchen
    Administered through Teens Turning Green, this transformational school dining program at the Bayside Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy in Marin City nourishes children while educating students and families about healthy food choices, culinary basics, nutrition fundamentals, gardening practices, and overall health and wellness.

  • Institute at the Golden Gate
    Located at Fort Baker, this is a program of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in partnership with the National Park Service. The Institute fosters new ideas, shares best practices, encourages leadership, and supports and implements public policy changes that advance environmental stewardship and human wellbeing to benefit people and the planet.

  • Bay Area Discovery Museum
    Located in Sausalito, the Bay Area Discovery Museum is designed to ignite creative thinking in children. The museum is a space for imaginations to run wild. Every curated detail of the exhibits brings creative thinking to life for all stages of childhood.

  • The Marine Mammal Center
    The mission is to expand knowledge about marine mammals – their health and ocean environment – and to inspire their global conservation. Located in Sausalito, the Marine Mammal Center rescues and rehabilitates sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, dedicated volunteers, and an engaged community.

  • Environmental Travel Companions
    Located at Fort Mason in San Francisco, Environmental Travel Companions makes the joy and challenge of outdoor adventures accessible to people with disabilities and disadvantaged youth, inspiring self-confidence, connection to nature, and stewardship of the environment.

Are a guest’s contributions to the Cavallo Point Fund tax-deductible?
Although all funds contributed to the Cavallo Point Fund will be distributed to charitable organizations that qualify under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, funds contributed to the Cavallo Point Fund are not be eligible for a charitable tax-deduction. This is because the Cavallo Point Fund itself does not have a charitable tax exemption under either federal or state law. If you desire to make tax-deductible contributions, please consider discussing this further with your tax advisor or making contributions directly to any of the local charitable organizations that the Cavallo Point Fund supports.