2024 Nonprofit Excellence Awards

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Every year, MNN honors the passion and impact of nonprofit professionals and organizations in the state’s nonprofit sector with the Nonprofit Excellence Awards presented by Citizens. The Nonprofit Excellence Awards are presented to six nonprofit organizations and employees that exemplify the most innovative, creative, and effective work being done throughout the Commonwealth.


This year’s ceremony took place on the evening of June 12, 2024 at the New England Aquarium. Hundreds of nonprofit professionals, organizations, affiliate businesses, and supporters gathered to celebrate the sector.


Awards were distributed to individuals and nonprofit organizations in the following six categories: Excellence in Advocacy, Excellence in Community-Building (new this year), Excellence in Innovation, Excellence in Leadership, Excellence by a Small Nonprofit, and Excellence by a Young Professional.

2024 Excellence Award Winners

Congratulations to this year’s awardees, who were announced live during the ceremony. See below for the 2024 Nonprofit Excellence Award winners:

Excellence in Advocacy – La Colaborativa

Excellence in Community-Building – Chica Project

Excellence in Innovation – Boston Community Pediatrics

Excellence in Leadership – Marisol Amaya-AluigiLa Alianza Hispana, Inc.

Excellence by a Small Nonprofit – Dream Out Loud Center

Excellence by a Young Professional – Josephina Lin, The Family Van

2024 Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists, nominated by their peers and other community members. An independent panel of judges reviewed over 170 nominations from across the state and selected 30 finalists, from which the six award winners were chosen. See below for this year’s finalists:

Excellence in Advocacy

Excellence in Community-Building

Excellence in Innovation

Excellence in Leadership

Excellence by a Small Nonprofit

Excellence by a Young Professional

To read about last year’s program, visit our blog here.

For more information or sponsorship questions, contact Clare Ladd at cladd@massnonprofitnet.org.

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