The Transcript joins the San Diego Association of Nonprofits in presenting this special publication on local nonprofit organizations.
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For nearly a century ROEL Construction Co. has been involved in community service throughout San Diego. As the company has expanded over the years, so has its philanthropy such that nearly all 350 ROEL employees and their families are active in the neighborhoods in which they live, work and play.
People with developmental disabilities who were born 40 years ago in San Diego had a bleak future. Parents were encouraged to place their child in a state hospital, the nearest of which was located in the Los Angeles area. Today, there is a much brighter future for San Diegans.
San Diego nonprofits are faring slightly better financially than the national average, according to a study recently completed by a University of San Diego researcher.
In early 1997, a group of leaders from the leading nonprofit community organizations in San Diego came together and formed the San Diego Association of Nonprofits (SANDAN).
As San Diegans begin to deal with the aftermath of the wildfires that ravaged the county, many organizations and individuals will continue to provide the support and relief to assist the transitions of those who were most effected. Chief among those are many nonprofit organizations and SANDAN members who played critical roles during the days following the inferno. The following is a snapshot of the roles played by some of SANDAN's most prominent.
San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture: The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, a local arts agency, was established in 1988 by city ordinance to serve in an advisory capacity to the mayor, City Council and city manager on promoting, encouraging and increasing support for the arts and culture institutions of San Diego.
With a double bottom line of both fulfilling the goals of a mission statement and staying afloat financially, nonprofit organizations often have twice the work of the private or government sector with half the budget.
The Daily Transcript and the San Diego Association of Nonprofits acknowledge the local agencies that provide critical services to our community.
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