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10,000 Degrees Awards & Recognition


10,000 Degrees is proud to have earned the support and recognition of the following national and regional evaluators and associations:

California Nonprofit of the Year

10,000 Degrees was selected as a 2019 California Nonprofit of the Year by CA State Senator Mike McGuire as part of California Nonprofits Day sponsored by the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits).

Charity Navigator

★★★★

America’s largest independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, has awarded 10,000 Degrees Four Stars, its top rating for five consecutive years.

GreatNonprofits

Winner: Top-Rated Nonprofit

10,000 Degrees holds a five-star rating from GreatNonprofits, the leading developer of tools to find, review, and share information about great nonprofits. In 2015, 10,000 Degrees was named Winner of Top-Rated Nonprofit Award.

 GuideStar

GOLD Seal of Transparency

10,000 Degrees currently holds a GOLD Seal of Transparency from Guide Star, a national public charity organization maintaining profiles on 2.7 million IRS-recognized nonprofits.

Lumina Education Foundation

Recognized National Model

10,000 Degrees was recognized as an exemplary national model and awarded a transformative grant through the McCabe Fund, which seeks to expand successful program models that help historically underserved youth gain access to college.

Marin Interfaith Council

Visionary Marin Award

The Marin Interfaith Council awarded 10,000 Degrees President & CEO, Kim Mazzuca the 2018 Visionary Marin Award for her vision, passion, and leadership in championing educational equity in Marin County.

National College Access Network (NCAN)

Executive Leadership Award of Excellence

A national networking nonprofit, NCAN supports over 400 college access and success organizations. In 2015, 10,000 Degrees President & CEO Kim Mazzuca earned the Executive Leadership Award of Excellence.

National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA)

Independent Scholarships Provider of the Year

The nation’s largest membership organization for scholarship providers awarded, NSPA awarded 10,000 Degrees as Independent Scholarships Provider of the Year (2011) for exceptional leadership, efficiency, and impact.

North Bay Business Journal

Nonprofit Leader of the Year

The North Bay Business Journal recognized 10,000 Degrees President & CEO Kim Mazzuca as the 2014 Nonprofit Leader of the Year

North Bay Leadership Council

Leader of the North Bay

10,000 Degrees Fellowship Program was recognized as a 2018 Leader of the North Bay for Empowering the Latino Community by the North Bay Leadership Council, an employer-led public policy advocacy organization.

Northbay Biz Magazine

WINNER: Best Nonprofit

A premium business magazine covering the North Bay, Napa County, and Sonoma County, California, Northbay Biz awarded 10,000 Degrees “WINNER” for Best Nonprofit in 2019. 10,000 Degrees won “GOLD” for Best Nonprofit in 2017 and 2018.

San Francisco State University

Alumna Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service

San Francisco State University recognized 10,000 Degrees President & CEO Kim Mazzuca as Alumna Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service in 2017, for being a champion of Education and Equality.

Social Impact Exchange (S&I 100)

Winner of the S&I100’s National Business Plan

Social Impact Exchange recognizes the nation’s top 100 nonprofits making sustainable impacts. In 2012, 10,000 Degrees was named Winner of the S&I100’s National Business Plan Competition.

Soroptimist International of Marin County

Ruby Award: Women Helping Women

Soroptimist International of Marin County honored 10,000 Degrees President & CEO, Kim Mazzuca with the 2018 Ruby Award, recognizing her efforts, both personal or professional, to improve the lives of women and girls.