Two Los Angeles Hospitals Must Pay Millions to Meet Charity Obligations

Monday April 23, 2018 by Carolyn

Did you know that nonprofit hospitals in California are required to donate a certain amount of their profits to charity? No? We didn’t either. According to this Los Angeles Times article, “California’s attorney general can set specific charity care requirements for hospitals when a nonprofit hospital merges or is acquired by another nonprofit or for-profit hospital.” 


How You Can Save the World from Plastic Pollution

Thursday March 30, 2017 by Carolyn

Plastic poisons our food chain, defaces our environment, and compromises our health. 

The Plastic Pollution Coalition, profiled on this site under "Organizations," is committed to eradicating plastic's toxic impact on humans, animals, and the environment. 

Through education and advocacy, the Coalition seeks to raise visibility of the problem and to promote sustainable solutions that we can incorporate in our everyday lives.

A Bold New Force in Social Enterprise and Philanthropy--Thanks to Star Trek's Creator

Friday March 24, 2017 by Carolyn

How is it that I, who didn't grow up watching Star Trek, am now a fan of its creator, Gene Roddenberry?

Though he died in 1991, Gene is a new force in the Southern California social enterprise and philanthropic communities through the Roddenberry Foundation.

Los Angeles needs a new flag!

Thursday October 1, 2015 by Carolyn

Did you recognize the image on this post as the flag of Los Angeles? Probably not. Designed and proclaimed the city's official flag in 1931, it has fallen into obscurity, visible only in city offices and courtrooms. To us at Do Good LA, it symbolizes municipal bureaucracy, not the vibrancy of our Los Angeles.

LA the Prize Capital of the World

Thursday September 17, 2015 by Carolyn

This week has been a do good prize bonanza for Los Angeles. 

First, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced that it is increasing the size of its Humanitarian Prize, which is awarded every year, from $1.5 million to $2 million (it is the largest award of its kind in the world). Second, the Berggruen Institute launched a $1 million prize, to be awarded annually, to a philosopher, "a living thinker whose ideas have deeply influenced our world."

Los Angeles is also the home of numerous other high profile prizes with cash awards of varying sizes: