Pledge to Humanity Chosen as a 2023 Nonprofit of the Year

Pledge to Humanity is proud to announce its prestigious selection as a 2023 California Nonprofit of the Year by California District 16 Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan. Pledge to Humanity is among an exclusive group of nonprofits honored by state legislators for the work we do year-round in the communities we serve.

Gaby Ghorbani, the visionary Founder of Pledge to Humanity, expressed gratitude and excitement for this momentous achievement. “We are deeply honored to receive the California Nonprofit of the Year award. This recognition underscores the tireless dedication of our team, volunteers, and supporters who have made it their mission to transform lives and bring hope to those in need,” said Ghorbani.

There are close to 200,000 501c3 non-profits in California, so you can imagine how honored we were to have been selected from such a stellar group of non-profits. This award truly belongs to every child who has been a part of the Pledge to Humanity movement,” added Ms. Ghorbani.

Pledge to Humanity remains steadfast in its mission to foster compassion, inspire change, and uplift communities. This recognition from the California State Legislature further validates the organization’s commitment to making a lasting impact in the lives of individuals and communities.

The organization focuses on empowering communities and creating positive change through volunteer opportunities that support agencies serving foster children, women’s shelter support, and youth empowerment. Pledge to Humanity actively engages local volunteers, starting as young as elementary level up to college, to contribute to their impactful initiatives. The organization remains dedicated to making a meaningful impact on vulnerable populations and fostering a more compassionate world.

“Our mission is to empower the next generation to volunteer in efforts that improve the quality of life for children, families, and seniors in need,” said Pledge to Humanity Founder and President Gaby Ghorbani. “We believe that when children and teens lead the effort to make-a-difference, their experience – from inception to reflection – is transformative. They grow into empathetic leaders who embrace a lifelong commitment to service.” Pledge to Humanity hopes to grow children into forever volunteers. “

At the heart of the Pledge to Humanity’s mission is its promise to champion youth. “Enabling these kids to do something for others, be it other youth, seniors or the unhoused, has been proven to boost their confidence in themselves and the world around them,” commented Board President Carrie Barlow.

Since Its inception 15 years ago, Pledge to Humanity supported the volunteer work of over 10,000 youth ambassadors. They have worked with multiple nonprofits in the Bay Area including Monument Crisis Center, Covenant House, and Trinity Center.

Pledge to Humanity is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to youth volunteer engagement and to inspiring children to dream of ways to make a difference in the world.