Report: San Diego Nonprofits Face Growing Demand For Services

Thursday, October 26, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh
Credit: University of San Diego
Above: An undated photo of the Nonprofit Institute at the University of San Diego.

There was Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the Mexico City earthquake and the Northern California wildfires. In the aftermath of natural disasters, nonprofits are often on the front lines working on relief and recovery efforts.

In San Diego, the nonprofit sector is made up of more than 115,000 jobs and contributes $6 billion in total wages to the economy. That is according to an annual report that tracks the economic impact of San Diego's nonprofit sector.

Emily Young, executive director of the Nonprofit Institute at the University of San Diego, discusses Thursday on Midday Edition the report's findings and why local nonprofits are facing increasing demand for services.