Most of the media often paints all businesses with a single stroke, but in our experience businesses are each unique and so many of them are focused on making the world a better place. We’ve highlighted a few such gems below.

Andre Mattson | NBA Strength Coach, & Children’s Book Author

The initial idea to write a children’s book was driven by purpose. I have very distinct memories of my Godparents reading various children’s books to me growing up. This was a very compassionate bonding time for me. It provoked an environment where we were all close together spending quality time, with no external distractions. Read more>>

Arnold Lopez | Founder & Executive Director

The Humble Investment was an initiative formed during the most volatile moments of uncertainty in the pandemic. As a financial literacy nonprofit based in southeast San Diego, we focus on training and mentoring first-generation students from the community. Although our annual cohort program focuses on financial literacy, our curriculum is rooted in self-awareness, mindfulness, and holistic professional development to look after our student’s whole being. Read more>>

Marisa Gomez | Office Manager & Auto and Home Agent

The foundation and mission of Gomez Insurance is to help each of our clients find the right insurance with our unique client-focused approach to service. We want our community to know that we will help them as much as we can to find the lowest price with great coverage that fits their needs. Read more>>

Carly Burkhart | Owner of Authentic Form Clothing Co

We have a new project in the works called “The CommuniTEE Project ” which helps support small local artists and creators like ourselves around San Diego. This is a collaboration between AFCC and the featured artist to come up with a one of a kind design for a graphic t-shirt to showcase that specific individual as a creator. Giving others a blank canvas to work with and show off who they are is something we take great pride in. Read more>>