2022 Survey – A closer look at LA-area nonprofits

2022 Survey – A closer look at LA-area nonprofits

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Report available with LA Survey results.

As part of NFF’s State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey, we reached out to the Los Angeles community to gain a deeper understanding of local nonprofits’ experiences and challenges. Download the report to explore key takeaways from survey data, and actions that funders can take to better support the LA social sector.

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It is our hope that more funders move to support the operational costs of serving the community, rather than just specifically program-focused. It would allow organizations to pivot more quickly to meet the changing needs of the community.

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Resetting LA City to Meet Urgent Community Needs

Committee for Greater LA launched the Strengthening LA’s Nonprofit Organizations project in fall 2022 to encourage the next Mayor of LA to reset how the City partners with nonprofits that deliver critical health, housing, employment and other services for millions of Angelenos. As part of the project, NFF interviewed over a dozen nonprofits with direct City contracts, former and current city administrators, and other subject matter experts in addition to analyzing 2022 State of the Nonprofit Sector data for LA City nonprofits to inform the recommendations for the Mayor of LA. Download and read the full report, created in partnership with HR&A Advisors, to explore findings and recommended actions.

Explore LA survey findings in a recording from our June 29, 2022 virtual presentation with the following panelists:

Joanna S. Jackson, Vice President, Programs
Weingart Foundation

Isela Gracian, Homelessness & Housing for LA County Supervisor
Holly J. Mitchell, 2nd District

Lian Cheun, Executive Director
Khmer Girls in Action 

Derek Steele, Executive Director
Social Justice Learning Institute

Click below to download slides for the presentation.

Why add a LA component to the National Survey?

With generous support from Bank of America, NFF reached out to the Los Angeles community to get a deeper understanding of our work in this dynamic community – especially for BIPOC-led (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) and serving nonprofits. 

As a complement to the National State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey, NFF collaborated with the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA to run a tailored addition to the survey focused on the impact of COVID-19 on the Los Angeles nonprofit sector. LA respondents received additional questions within the National Survey, based on providing LA- specific zip codes.

Our nonprofit sector truly stepped up during the COVID crisis, and as we hopefully edge toward recovery, we have to chart our future together.

We are grateful for the support of our community partners: Antelope Valley Partners in Health, California Community Foundation, California Immigrant Policy Center, Khmer Girls in Action, South East LA Collaborative, and Social Justice Learning Institute.