MMA West’s Support for California Non-Profits Tops $3 Million

SAN DIEGO, October 25, 2018Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency LLC (MMA) today announced that the Barney & Barney Foundation awarded grants to 11 California non-profit organizations in 2018.

The Foundation has now awarded almost $3 million in grants to over 200 nonprofits in California since it was established in 2009 to support community-based organizations.

“As the Foundation marks its 10th anniversary, it continues to serve its original mission of helping local nonprofits strengthen communities,” said Paul Hering, MMA Western Region CEO. “The $280,000 in contributions made in 2018 are due to the generosity of our employees, sponsors, business partners and individuals in the community. On behalf of everyone at MMA, I want to thank donors and the organizations who are creating more vibrant and healthy communities.”

The Foundation donates proceeds from its annual Rock The Foundation concert and Charity Golf Tournaments to nonprofits in San Diego, Orange County and the San Francisco Bay Area. The Foundation was created by Barney & Barney, which became part of MMA in 2014.

The following organizations were awarded grants in 2018:

San Diego:
Casa De Amparo – $20,000
Emilio Nares Foundation – $50,000
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank – $20,000
Rob Machado Foundation – $20,000
Support the Enlisted Project – $20,000

Orange County:
Ronald McDonald House – $35,000
Orangewood Foundation – $20,000
The Phoenix – $20,000

Bay Area:
CocoKids – $25,000
Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. – $25,000
Shelter, Inc. – $25,000

About MMA and The Barney & Barney Foundation

Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) is one of the nation’s leading insurance brokerages, offering a comprehensive line of risk management and employee benefit solutions. The firm specializes in commercial property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, retirement and wealth management, compensation consulting, executive liability, personal lines and surety. MMA is a subsidiary of Marsh Inc., the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. MMA’s Western Region is headquartered in San Diego and has offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, and Anchorage, Alaska. For more information, visit, or call 800.321.4696.

Named in honor of our region’s founding agency, the Barney & Barney Foundation is an approved 501(c)3 charitable foundation which fulfills MMA’s commitment to serving the community. Each year, the foundation hosts fundraising drives to raise money and provide grants to local non-profits. To learn more about the Barney & Barney Foundation, visit


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