GIVE LOS ANGELES |
PHILANTHROPY IS ON THE RISE, BUT WE HAVE A WAYS TO GO TO REACH PRE-RECESSION LEVELS OF GENEROSITY.
ACROSS LOS ANGELES COUNTY, THERE ARE MORE
than 35,000 nonprofit organizations. Some find homes for pets and some find homes for people. Some prevent sexual and domestic violence and some prevent environmental devastation. Some try to improve the public school system and some try to improve the criminal justice system. Operating at a wide variety of scales, they are all similar in that they’re attempting to meet a need that’s not otherwise being met, whether due to a lack of funding from the public sector or a lack of attention from society in general. These nonprofits are able to function largely because of the generosity of donors and grantmakers. “Part of having a great quality of life in a community like Los Angeles is having strong schools, having strong museums, having strong civic organizations, in addition to having strong hospitals,” says DeAnn Marshall, senior vice president at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “None of those entities come together without community support.”
BY Nate Berg | ILLUSTRATION Peter Grundy
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