FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Who is behind the Greater Los Angeles Hospital Registry?
The Greater Los Angeles Hospital Registry was created by the founders of Ethos Giving, LOOPin, and Philanthropy451, using the GIVVOR platform.

2. How do donations work?

As a donor, you can make a tax deductible donation to support LA County hospitals in two ways:
Contribute directly to a specific hospital’s COVID-19 response fund via the links provided in the Registry.
Contribute to bulk requests from area hospitals by donating to the Registry’s charitable giving partner, Emergency Supply Donor Group (EIN 85-0532665), a fiscally sponsored project of Jumpstart Labs. ESDG works with hospitals and community leaders with experience in philanthropy, healthcare, and procurement to make data-backed decisions about spending funds.ESDG works to utilize your donation consistently with your stated request. If ESDG is unable to do so, your donation goes towards meeting other critical hospital needs.

3. How does the Greater Los Angeles Hospital Registry identify hospital needs?
Each hospital on the registry provides the information regarding their specific needs.

4. How will I know if my funds are going directly to the hospital request that I sponsored?
Donors either give directly to the hospital they wish to support, or may donate to Registry partner Emergency Supply Donor Group (ESDG) for supply procurement. ESDG’s charitable mission is focused on getting critical supplies to California healthcare providers, expeditiously and safely, for as long as necessary and wherever a gap exists. Because the market for these high-demand supplies is constantly fluctuating, we cannot predict their prices ahead of time. ESDG is committed to transparency. To ensure your funds are spent responsibly, ESDG only places orders on fairly priced items and retain the right to utilize donations for other critical hospital needs. At the conclusion of the project, Emergency Supply Donor Group will publish a report outlining how much was collected, spent and data about the supplies procured. Additionally, as a fiscally sponsored project of Jumpstart Labs, ESDG will comply with all applicable laws and regulations governing tax-exempt entities..

5. Does this Registry exist outside of Los Angeles County?
Currently, the Greater Los Angeles Hospital Registry is only operational in Los Angeles County. However, we would love to see this platform used in other communities. If you have questions about how to build this resource for your community, please email us at joinus@glaregistry.org.

6. I’m a local Los Angeles County restaurant. How can I be considered to provide meals for the hospitals on the Registry?
Great! We’d love to hear from you! Please fill out this form so we can learn more about you. We will contact you within 48 hours upon receipt.

7. I have another question.
Contact us at joinus@glaregistry.org.