Big business

The nonprofit sector in Southern California, made up of 13,370 tax-exempt groups, reported total revenues of $38 billion and assets of $62 billion in 2000, a new report says.

“Southern California’s Nonprofit Sector,” a study of public charities in the region that report gross receipts of more than $25,000, was conducted by the Center for Nonprofit Management in Los Angeles and the Gianneschi Center for Nonprofit Research at California State University at Fullerton.

Three in 10 of those revenue dollars, or about $11.2 billion came from contributions, gifts and grants, while about six in 10 dollars, or $22.6 billion came from program services revenue.

Health care groups and universities contributed the majority of the sector’s revenue, with 133 hospitals and 66 schools reporting a combined $15 billion, the report says, or about four in 10 dollars of the entire sector’s revenue.

The sector paid a combined $13 billion in employee compensation and personnel expenses in 2000, the report says.

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