The California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) is a statewide membership organization that brings nonprofits together to advocate for the communities we serve. 

At CalNonprofits we: 

  • Speak with the voice of California nonprofits to the legislature, government agencies, philanthropy, and the public.
  • Work with legislators and nonprofit coalitions to develop legislation that will allow nonprofits to bring our full power to serving our communities, and remove the obstacles to efficient contracting and high-impact work.
  • Bring nonprofits together to discuss and debate issues, to think through the implications of government and philanthropic actions, and to build networks that support our organizations and the communities we serve.
  • Publish research, analysis, news and opinion through our website, our print newsletter, and our e-newsletter. Sign up for our free e-newsletter to keep you up to date on what you need to know about Sacramento doings and special opportunities for your nonprofit.
  • Members: Nearly 10,000 California nonprofits are members of CalNonprofits. Membership benefits include discounts to goods and services, exclusive access to special membership opportunities, and the energy that comes from participating in an active advocacy network. For more about membership, click here.
  • Board of Directors: CalNonprofits is led by a volunteer Board of Directors representing a diversity of geography, organizational types and fields, and personal backgrounds. For more about the Board of Directors, click here.
  • Offices: Our main office is in San Francisco. We also have offices in Sacramento and Los Angeles. In addition, the California Association of Nonprofits Insurance Services brokerage is located in Capitola. See each office's contact page for a location map.
  • Staff: Our staff is led by CEO Jan Masaoka; other key staff includes Lucy Salcido Carter, Public Policy Director (San Francisco and Los Angeles); Christina Dragonetti, Outreach and Communications Director (San Francisco); Christine Metropoulos, Project Director for the CEO (San Francisco); Karina Paredes-Arzola, Program Manager (San Francisco); and Jennifer Fearing, Sacramento Advocate (Sacramento). For more about our staff and their backgrounds, click here.

For one hundred years, California nonprofits have been in the forefront of important social movements including; the women's suffrage campaign of the 1900s, the free speech and black liberation movements of the 1960s, and the birth of the environmental movement in the 1980s. As a result of the dedication and vision of California’s nonprofits in years gone by, today:

  • California's nonprofit hospitals and universities are world-class institutions
  • California's nonprofit arts and cultural organizations are admired around the world for their artistic daring and excellence
  • California's all-volunteer organizations manage huge programs for children and for our parks and beaches

California's 80,000 nonprofits are key reasons why California is an economic driver, a leader in innovation, a champion for hope and opportunity, and always looking towards a better future.

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our upcoming events
 
California Government Grants: How to get them and where to find them (FREE 2-for-1 webinar!)
Learn how to get your first government grant from CEO Jan Masaoka and then in part two Shivani Bose-Varela of the State Library will show us how to fully leverage the new California Grants Portal in order to find them.
Wednesday, April 14, at 1pm

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California Grant for Small Business and Nonprofits: Get Ready to Apply for Round 6 (Webinar)
Two days before Round 6 applications go live for nonprofits, join us as we again host Janet Perez Shensky of Lendistry to answer your questions about the program and go through the application process with an emphasis on how nonprofits can fit into the application form.
Monday, April 26, at 11am

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Tips for Downscaling Your Organization (webinar)
Learn about reallocating resources, laying off staff, providing severance, merging with another organization, and other tips for downscaling a nonprofit organization. This webinar is part of a series presented in partnership with Public Counsel.
Date/Time TBD
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