About Us

Alex Sotomayor, President and CEO

Dear friends,

Thank you for visiting our website. On this site you will be able to learn about the many NO COST social services that we provide, and apply for services directly for you and your family. We also hope that in reading about what we do in the community, you will be inspired to make your own impact in changing people’s lives for the better.

Maravilla Foundation was founded in 1967 to address the growing unattended needs of the low-income people of East Los Angeles. As populations have grown and changed with time, so has our agency, and we now service areas throughout Los Angeles County and beyond. The quality of the work we do and the substantial impact we make on thousands of families has given Maravilla Foundation the reputation as one of the most effective community-based organizations in California.

In Spanish, “Maravilla” means “that which work wonders”. For all of us who work here, those aren’t just words. That is a promise that we work each day to live up to, and one which we intend to keep.

Thank you again and welcome to Maravilla Foundation.

Alex Sotomayor

Executive Director