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2021 Nonprofit of the Year Honorees

California Legislature declared June 23rd to be California Nonprofits Day for 2021, and of the 119 members of the California state legislature, 110 members honored 114 nonprofits across the state! We are celebrating the Nonprofits of the Year virtually on June 23rd: Follow us on Twitter #NPY2021 or like us on Facebook to join the festivities. The honorees include a remarkable range of nonprofit types: large and small, human services and arts, urban and rural, religion-based, and serving all the different kinds of people and communities we have in California. You can download the press release and the full list of legislators and honorees.

Click on the name of the region below to see the nonprofit honorees and the legislators who selected them in each region. You can also download the list.

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Check out the honorees in their local press!

Ronald McDonald House is nonprofit of the year (Redlands Community News)

Senator Borgeas Announces Central California Animal Disaster Team as Nonprofit of the Year (Sierra News Online)

CASA named nonprofit of the year for 35th Assembly District (Santa Maria Times)

Clean Up The Lake named nonprofit of the year for California District 1 (South Tahoe

Assemblymember Adam Gray honors Merced Corps of the Salvation Army (Merced Sun-Star)

Community Partners in Caring Named a Nonprofit of the Year (Santa Maria Times)

MICOP Chosen as a 2021 Nonprofit of the Year (Santa Barbara Independent)

Valley Nonprofit Recognized for Fight against Opioid Abuse (The Business Journal)

Mar Vista Family Center Honored for Contributions to the Community (The Argonaut)

Community Resource Center picked as Nonprofit of the Year in District 76 (San Diego Union-Tribune)

La Clínica de La Raza Selected as 2021 Nonprofit of the Year (Post News Group)

State legislator names Clean up the Lake ‘Nonprofit of the Year’ (Tahoe Daily Tribune)

Grove names CityServe nonprofit of the year (

Point of Contact named Nonprofit of the Year by Sen. Jim Nielsen (Chico Enterprise-Record)

SoCal Coyotes named 28th District's 2021 Nonprofit of the Year (Desert Sun)

El Camino Homeless Organization receives ‘2021 Nonprofit of the Year’ award (Paso Robles Daily News)

Animal Friends of the Valleys Shelter chosen as a 2021 Nonprofit of the Year (NBC4 Los Angeles)

Friends In Deed Named Nonprofit Of The Year In State’s 25th Senate District (Pasadena Now)

I.V. Food Bank is Sen. Hueso’s Nonprofit of the Year (Calexico Chronicle)

I.V. Food Bank is Sen. Hueso’s Nonprofit of the Year (Holtville Tribune)

Fong names JJ's Legacy district's 2021 Nonprofit of the Year (The Bakersfield Californian)

ChapCare Named 41st Assembly District’s Nonprofit of the Year (

Laguna Beach’s Pacific Marine Mammal Center awarded 2021 Nonprofit of the Year (Orange County Breeze)

PMMC receives state honor as nonprofit of the year for coastal O.C. (Laguna Beach Independent)


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