Awards & Recognition
10,000 Degrees is proud to have earned the support and recognition of the following national and regional evaluators and associations.
WINNER: 10,000 BEST EDUCATIONAL NONPROFIT: CENTRAL MARIN
Marin Magazine recognized 10,000 Degrees as one of the best nonprofits in Marin in 2023 for our equity-focused scholarships and support of Marin students from low-income backgrounds.
America’s largest independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, has awarded 10,000 Degrees Four Stars, its top rating for ten consecutive years.
PLATINUM SEAL OF TRANSPARENCY
10,000 Degrees currently holds a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, 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.
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 2022. 10,000 Degrees won for Best Nonprofit in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
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.