Jenny Morant &
The Jenny Morant Group is a team of Realtors®, led by president Jenny Morant and vice president Tyler Morant, that specializes in luxury single-family homes and multiunit residential income properties. Husband-and-wife Jenny and Tyler are passionate about their philanthropic missions. Jenny focuses on helping underprivileged families and specifically children in the Greater Los Angeles area, and Tyler focuses on mentorship and education.
How does your business advocate for those who need it most?
We currently do not have a corporate philanthropic plan. Instead, we follow our hearts and support charities and causes that we believe have an outsized impact on the South Bay community.
We recognize that many charities and causes have limited resources, so we believe giving is one of the best ways to impact those in need. We love Manhattan Beach and the South Bay, and we recognize that giving back is one way to show our appreciation for our amazing neighbors and community.
We both tend to favor supporting local education and youth-oriented programs. Tyler was a ski coach for teenagers aspiring to be professional skiers. We both realized during that time how a little help and guidance for these teens made a lasting impact. We recognized that focusing on kids was the best way to have a lasting impact on our society.
Tell us about the nonprofit organizations you support.
We are both big proponents of education and supporting our local schools. We are yearly community partners of the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation and actively support the Manhattan Beach Unified School District. Please join us at our charity drives and other activities to support these groups!
Tyler: I feel a tremendous debt to those people who mentored me. I don’t think I would be where I am today without the influence of each teacher, coach and mentor who took time to help me learn or develop whatever I was working on at that moment in my life. I recognize what those individuals have done for me, and I think I have an obligation to pay it forward.
Coaching kids has always been a passion of mine. I started coaching sports when I was 16 as a tennis instructor. After college, I coached skiers who were aspiring to be, or were, pros. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, which is why I continue to coach my kids and their friends. I also coach two AYSO soccer teams.
It’s amazing what someone can achieve by just knowing someone believes in them. Even though that interaction may only be a matter of minutes, the impact is forever.
Jenny: I am following in my father’s footsteps, and I believe that it is my duty to help those in need. He grew up in a rough neighborhood in Brooklyn in the 1940s and 1950s. He always said how his father (my grandfather) strongly emphasized how important it was to always help those who were less fortunate. My dad had a huge heart, and throughout his life, he quietly gave to many charities worldwide.
To continue his legacy, I host donation drives to gather items for local charities, such as School on Wheels, Family Promise of the South Bay, Food Pantry LAX and Richstone Family Center. One of my favorite things about being a local Realtor is how it gives me the platform to get people in our lives to come together to help homeless children and families who are less fortunate than ourselves.
Tell us about the local heroes you admire.
Tyler: I admire all of those local leaders and difference makers in our community who have worked over the years to make the South Bay what it is today. Our city council members, mayors, boards of local foundations—they all inspire me. There are so many great local leaders to thank for their time, energy, commitment and generosity, there is not enough space to list them all here.
What are you especially grateful for today?
Jenny: I am grateful for each of my friends and neighbors who support me and the causes I champion. It is because of them that I am able to make an impact on others. I am always so blown away by how many of our friends and clients help us collect items for our favorite charities. It is so inspiring to see everyone be so generous.
What are some ways we can all be of help to others this holiday season?
We encourage you to host a small fundraiser for your network. It can be very easy to collect items and extremely rewarding. We are happy to collaborate with anyone to help host their own drive, or give tips and tricks that we’ve honed through trial and error.
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