MMA Western Region Awards $260,000 in Charitable Grants to California Organizations in 2017

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SAN Diego, CA, January 10, 2018Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency LLC (MMA) today announced that the Barney & Barney Foundation awarded grants to nine California nonprofit organizations in 2017.

Since 2009, the Foundation has made more than $2.8 million in grants to 80 charitable groups in California.

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.

“We’re very pleased to have made $260,000 in grants to a group of inspiring and dedicated charities doing incredible work in our communities,” said Paul Hering, MMA Western Region CEO. “Our continued commitment to our communities would not be possible without the generosity of our employees, sponsors, business partners and donors.”

The following organizations were awarded grants in 2017:

San Diego

Home Start, Inc. - $35,000

Foundation of the Children of the Californias - $20,000

Access Youth Academy - $20,000

Alzheimer’s San Diego - $35,000


Orange County

Laura’s House - $25,000

St. Anne’s - $25,000

Second Harvest Food Bank - $25,000


Bay Area

George Mark Children’s House - $50,000

YES Nature to Neighborhoods - $25,000

About Marsh & McLennan Agency

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 heaquartered 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.