Contact: Stephanie Manieri,, 707-837-9577


Santa Rosa, California – May 20, 2024 – Latino Service Providers is proud to announce it has been selected as a 2024 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assembly Member Damon Connolly, District 12.

Latino Service Providers 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.

Latino Service Providers (LSP) was founded in 1989 as a provider of information and resources for the Latinx community. Over the years, this community-based nonprofit has grown in both staffing size and reach as they work towards its mission to be a bridge between the multiple generations in the Latinx community. Through their Youth Promotor Internship Program which is now going into its eight year, LSP provides bilingual and bicultural students the opportunity to build leadership skills and advocate for equity. LSP is providing a significant and important role within the community – a trusted, culturally relevant source for Latinx news and community opportunities.

“At LSP, we’re not just an organization—we’re a community of young leaders, passionately driven by the belief that we are the change we wished to see when we were younger, and we are deeply humbled to be recognized by Assemblymember Damon Connolly as a 2024 Nonprofit of the Year,” said Stephanie Manieri, Executive Director of LSP.

“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.