MAAC named a 2023 Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblywoman Laurie Davies


MAAC President and CEO Arnulfo Manriquez (right) receives the organization’s resolution certificate naming it a California Nonprofit of the Year from Assemblywoman Laurie Davies (R-74th District) on June 7 at the state Capitol in Sacramento. (Courtesy photo)

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MAAC has been selected as a 2023 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblywoman Laurie Davies (R-74th District), highlighting the organization’s contributions to the communities it serves, including North San Diego County, and its commitment to creating positive change in the lives of San Diegans.

The California Nonprofit of the Year initiative celebrates the work of nonprofit organizations throughout the state and provides each California state legislator the opportunity to recognize the extraordinary contributions of one nonprofit organization in their district. The program culminated with a luncheon on California Nonprofits Day on June 7 in Sacramento.

North Coast Link logo.“It’s an honor to be recognized as a 2023 California Nonprofit of the Year,” said MAAC’s president and CEO, Arnulfo Manriquez. “Many times we may only focus on services, program outcomes and ensuring we can maximize our impacts in the community, but it is recognitions like these that make our staff and volunteers feel proud and appreciated for our work.”

MAAC, which has locations in Oceanside, is a provider of comprehensive social services for all San Diegans and has worked toward equity and justice for all communities throughout the region for 58 years. With a regional economic impact exceeding $200 million and a presence spanning San Diego and Imperial counties, MAAC serves more than 100,000 individuals and families annually across five critical areas of need: economic development, education, health and well-being, housing, and advocacy and leadership development.

“MAAC is an outstanding nonprofit serving San Diego County and our surrounding communities,” said Davies, whose district includes Oceanside, Camp Pendleton and Vista. “Whether it is providing resources to families facing challenging circumstances or developing programs to help people get back on their feet, MAAC has shown time and time again they are a positive force for our region. It is an honor to select this amazing organization who helps to lift so many up.”

MAAC partners with individuals and families to address their immediate needs, guide them toward a brighter future, and empower them to advocate for policies that benefit their communities.

The organization’s 2022 accomplishments highlight the breadth of its community impact and success, which included a $130.2 million total investment in real estate development, projecting the addition of more than 1,100 affordable homes for families and seniors; $8.6 million invested back into the community through economic, development and income support programs; and the launch of three new programs: Next Level — Parent Workforce Development, Low-Income Household Water Payment Assistance, and Lending Circles.

MAAC also served 1,363 children and expectant parents in 2022 through its Child Development Program and provided $93,500 in scholarships to first-time college students through the Colibri MX Scholarship Program.

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