TV show creator to raise money for hunger, animal rights
July 30, 2013
No matter who you are or how much money you make, there is likely a cause that is near and dear to your heart. Many people are interested in charities that benefit individuals who are sick with an ailment that plagued a family member, while others are more in tune with local organizations that affect their community.
That's not the case with Sam Simon, co-creator of "The Simpsons." According to The Hollywood Reporter, he has long been interested in animal rights and hunger-focused charities. In fact, he created the Sam Simon Foundation to direct funds to organizations that focus on these two spheres.
Simon's generosity made news recently when, after being diagnosed with terminal colon cancer, he announced he would be donating all of his royalties from the show to the foundation, he noted in an interview with the news source. He explained that his group tends to extend money to a few specific clients, like PETA and Save the Children.
Simon is not the only celebrity trying to help stop animal abuse. According to PETA's blog, Robert Redford created the Foundation to Protect New Mexico Wildlife specifically to prohibit the operation of slaughterhouses in New Mexico and Iowa.
Foundations and organizations that provide annual funding might benefit from nonprofit accounting software, which can help board members audit funds and make sure the correct amounts are being distributed to various programs each year.