Filipino Advocates for Justice named California Nonprofit of the Year
OAKLAND, California – The community-based Filipino Advocates for Justicehas been named 2018 California Nonprofit of the Year by California Assemblymember Rob Bonta.
Geraldine Alcid, executive director, and other staff from Filipino Advocates for Justice were honored by their state senators and assemblymembers during a celebration luncheon as part of California Nonprofits Day on June 6th.
Filipino Advocates for Justice for 45 years has organized workers, created programs for youth, and provided services to recently arrived immigrants among other activities.
“To be recognized by Asm. Bonta, someone who came from our community and who intimately knows our work, is an amazing honor,” stated Alcid.
“Nonprofits make California communities stronger, yet we’re often so busy that we don’t toot our own horns about the work we’re doing,” explains Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits). “California Nonprofits Day is an opportunity for our elected officials to recognize the good work they see nonprofits doing in their districts, and it also demonstrates the larger collective impact of nonprofits throughout California.”
California Nonprofits Day, now in its third year, was formally recognized by Assembly Concurrent Resolution 191, authored by the chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector, Assemblywoman Monique Limón (Santa Barbara).
According to “Causes Count,” a 2016 report commissioned by CalNonprofits, the nonprofit sector is the 4thlargest industry in the state, employing nearly one million people. Each year, California nonprofits generate over $200 billion in revenue and bring in $40 billion in revenue from outside of California. The unpaid labor contributed by volunteers at nonprofits is equivalent to 450,000 full-time jobs every year.