SACRAMENTO – Senator Scott Wilk, (21st Senate District), joined  community members, local businesses, customers, family and friends to  honor the Sophia Elizabeth Foundation (SEF). Wilk recently named SEF as  his December choice for the 21st Senate District Nonprofit Appreciation  Award.

“Jorge and his team at the Sophia Elizabeth Foundation  have been selfless in their service to the community,” stated Senator  Wilk. “They have supported countless families and individuals in the  Antelope Valley, refusing to let anyone remain hungry, thirsty, or cold  through the night. I am proud to recognize the Sophia Elizabeth  Foundation for its tireless service to those in need.”

Jorge  Urbina founded the Sophia Elizabeth Foundation in 2015, named after his  daughter. He was inspired to start the foundation after working in a  local shelter for several years and seeing how many children lacked the  supplies and financial resources needed to succeed in school. Since  2015, Urbina has expanded the mission of SEF to assist with the needs of  all community families and individuals in addition to low-income  children.

The SEF operates four main programs: the School Ready  Program, which helps families pay for school supplies and activities;  the Meals Program, which provides homeless individuals with meals,  clothing, shelter, and other essentials; the Matthew 25 Program, which  sets up grocery giveaways in disadvantaged communities; and the Homeless  Paws Program, which assists homeless or low-income animal owners in  taking care of their pets.

“I am humbled to receive this  recognition,” stated Urbina. “The Sophia Elizabeth Foundation will never  stop working to assist every community member in need. I am grateful  for Senator Wilk’s support for our mission and look forward to  continuing our mission in the future.”

Urbina lives with his wife, Vanessa, their now-five-year-old daughter, Sophia and three-year-old son, Michael. 


Top-Rated Award


Top-Rated Award



Top-Rated Award


Seal of Transparency


Seal of Transparency


Seal of Transparency


Hispanic Organization of the Year

On October 5th, 2019 Assemblyman Tom Lackey selected The Sophia Elizabeth Foundation as the 36th Assembly District's Hispanic Organization Of The Year.