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2024 California Nonprofit of the Year

Inclusive Sports Foundation is being honored by California senators and assembly members for their outstanding contributions to the communities they serve.

Receiving Award for 2024 California Nonprofit of the Year

Inclusive Sports Foundation CHOSEN AS A 2024 CALIFORNIA NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR BY Assemblyman Bill Essayli

 Inclusive Sports Foundation is proud to announce it has been selected as a 2024 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblyman Bill Essayli of District 63. 

 Inclusive Sports Foundation is one of more than one hundred nonprofits that will be honored by their state senators and assembly members for their outstanding contributions to the communities they serve.

Inclusive Sports Foundation specializes in partnering athletes and athletic departments with local children with special needs. They also partner with local club teams to create after school, 6 week inclusive sports experiences where club athletes share skills, drills, and pass on the love of their sports to the children and young adults with special needs.

Our Board and Regional Directors all add their expertise to help us create and facilitate these truly life changing experiences and we are so honored to be recognized by Bill Essayli as he 2024 Nonprofit of the year,” said Founder/CEO Matt Lance

“Nonprofit organizations touch the lives of millions of Californians in ways that can often go unrecognized. From the childcare program to the soccer team, from the art class to the health clinic, and from the community organizer to the animal shelter – nonprofits improve the lives of all Californians and make our communities stronger,” said Geoff Green, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), a partner for this initiative. “Nonprofits are also a key economic driver in our state, accounting for 1 in 14 jobs. It’s important to recognize all they do.”

According to “Causes Count,” a 2019 report commissioned by CalNonprofits, the nonprofit sector is the 4th largest industry in the state, employing more than 1.2 million people. Each year, California nonprofits generate more than $273 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 330,000 full-time jobs every year

Now in its ninth year, the Californian Nonprofit of the Year initiative provides the opportunity for each California state legislator to recognize a nonprofit organization doing outstanding work in their district. The program culminates with a celebratory luncheon at the Capitol on California Nonprofits Day, which this year is June 5.

The program is sponsored by the CalNonprofits in partnership with the state Senate and Assembly Select Committees on the Nonprofit Sector. CalNonprofits, the leading policy voice for California’s nonprofit sector, focuses on advocacy, education, and research to build a more powerful and politically engaged nonprofit network across the state.

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