Barney & Barney Foundation 2018: A Year of Giving Back

Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) is committed to giving back to the community. We’re proud to recognize another year of giving through the work of the Barney & Barney Foundation. Named after our region’s legacy company, the foundation provides grants to deserving local California non-profits seeking to improve and change lives in their communities. Since its inception in 2009, the foundation has awarded nearly $3 million to over 200 nonprofits.Each year, the Barney & Barney Foundation hosts three events to raise funds in support of local non-profits. In 2018, the foundation awarded a total of $280,000 in grants to 11 non-profits across Northern and Southern California.

Orange County Golf Classic

On Monday, July 30, 2018, a record number of golfers and sponsors teed off at the 7th Annual Orange County Golf Classic. Held at Dove Canyon Country Club, tournament participants powered through the sweltering summer heat all in support of three inspiring organizations. After the round, we were proud to award $35,000 to the Ronald McDonald House, $20,000 to the Orangewood Foundation, and $20,000 to The Phoenix.

Bay Area Golf Classic

Later in the summer, on Monday, August 20, 2018, our generous sponsors and colleagues came out swinging once again at the 7th Annual Bay Area Golf Classic. Thanks to their support, the foundation was able to award a total of $75,000 in grants to our three Bay Area recipients: Coco Kids, Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. and Shelter, Inc.

Rock the Foundation Benefit Concert

For the grand finale, we hosted the 9th annual Rock the Foundation benefit concert on September 27, 2018. Held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, attendees enjoyed the coastal ambiance while getting down to the nautical tunes of Yächtley Crew, and much more.  

That evening, we celebrated the work of five San Diego non-profits and awarded $20,000 each to Casa De Amparo, The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, Support the Enlisted Project, and the Rob Machado Foundation. The Emilio Nares Foundation was then presented with the largest grant of the year, $50,000.


We want to thank all of our colleagues, sponsors, and friends for supporting the Barney & Barney Foundation’s mission and making an important difference in our communities. At our core, Marsh & McLennan Agency is passionate about paying it forward and we look forward to another year of giving back in 2019.

To learn more about this year’s recipients and the work of the Barney & Barney Foundation, please visit: