Family Resource and Referral Center chosen as Nonprofit of the Year
Family Resource and Referral Center has been selected as a 2019 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblywoman Susan Eggman.
Kay Ruhstaller, CEO from Family Resource and Referral Center, will travel to Sacramento this week to join with 100 other nonprofit leaders to be honored by their state senators and assembly members during a celebration luncheon as part of California Nonprofits Day on June 5.
For nearly 40 years, FRRC has provided youth and child development services that promote family wellbeing, serving approximately 29,000 children and families annually. FRRC is also the designated 2-1-1 service provider for San Joaquin County, stabilizing families by connecting an additional 20,000 residents a year to health and human services through the 2-1-1 San Joaquin call center, texting and website at
“Staff and volunteers at Family Resource and Referral Center transform the lives of children and families every day, and we are deeply humbled to be recognized by Assembly Member Eggman as a Nonprofit of the Year,” said Gillian Murphy, president of center’s board of directors.
“Nonprofits are often hidden in plain sight,” explains Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits. “California Nonprofits Day is an opportunity for our elected officials to celebrate the good work they see nonprofits doing in their districts, and for everyone to appreciate the collective impact of nonprofits in our communities.”
According to “Causes Count,” a 2016 report commissioned by CalNonprofits, the nonprofit sector is the fourth 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.