San Jose, CA, August 25, 2020 –Shop with a Cop of Foundation of Silicon Valleyis proud to announce it has been selected as a 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year by CA Assembly member Kansen Chu.
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley is one of over a hundred other nonprofits that will be honored by their state senators and Assembly members for their tremendous contributions to the communities they serve.
Shop with a Cop Foundation SV fosters continued mutual respect between law enforcement and the communities they serve through engendering trust in the communities and to have children see police officers through a positive lens. We strategically invest in education, leadership development and capacity building programs to help underserved youth achieve their fullest potential.
“During these challenging and unprecedented times, Shop with a Cop SV continues to stand behind the critical work we are doing to not only close the achievement gap with children from underserved communities but to build bridges between law enforcement and the community. We are deeply humbled to be recognized by honorable Kansen Chu as a Nonprofit of the Year,” Darrell Cortez- Executive Director
“The pandemic and shelter-in-place orders of the last few months have put nonprofits – usually hidden in plain sight – in the spotlight,” explains Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits). “California Nonprofit of the Year is an opportunity for our elected officials to celebrate the good work they see nonprofits doing in their districts, and for everyone to appreciate the collective impact of nonprofits in our communities.”
For the last five years, legislators from across California have chosen a Nonprofit of the Year in their district. Traditionally, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector Assemblywoman Monique Limón (Santa Barbara) and CalNonprofits invited legislators and honorees to a celebratory luncheon on California Nonprofits Day. This year, the June luncheon was canceled in response to the Shelter-in-Place orders, but legislators have moved forward with honoring nonprofits doing great work in their districts.
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.