Nonprofit of the Year 2018







June 1, 2018

Contact: Mark Salinas, Executive Director,

The Kids’ Breakfast Club chosen as Nonprofit of the Year 2018


Hayward, CA, June 1, 2018 – The Kids’ Breakfast Club is proud to announce it has been selected as a 2018 California Nonprofit of the Year by California State Assemblymember Bill Quirk.

Executive Director Mark Salinas from The Kids’ Breakfast Club will travel to Sacramento next week to join with one hundred other nonprofit leaders to be honored by their state senators and assemblymembers during a celebration luncheon as part of California Nonprofits Day on June 6th.

The Kids’ Breakfast Club is a nutrition and education program, with the mission to improve the quality of life for kids and families in Hayward and the Hayward Area.  For 26 years, The Kids’ Breakfast Club has delivered high quality nutrition and education activities to kids and their families when school isn’t in session. The Kids’ Breakfast Club is a 100% volunteer based organization and the organization’s success over the years has been based on the generosity and time from Hayward Area community members, businesses, students, as well as students from Bay Area colleges and universities.  Breakfast and activities are always free and over the years kids and families have depended on The Kids’ Breakfast Club for nutrition on Saturdays, spring and winter breaks, and in the summer.

“Wow!  To be recognized with other outstanding California Nonprofits doing incredible work throughout the state is an incredible honor.  The Kids’ Breakfast Club has served Hayward kids and families for over 25 years and we’ve become a 100% volunteer-based organization.  Everybody in the organization is deeply humbled to be recognized by Mr. Quirk as a Nonprofit of the Year,” comments Mark Salinas

“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.”


Additional Background

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), who will speak at the celebration luncheon. The day is organized by Assemblymember Limón and CalNonprofits.

According to “Causes Count,” a 2016 report commissioned by CalNonprofits, the nonprofit sector is the 4th largest 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.