ANOTHER NAIL IN THE COFFIN FOR REASONS TO GET RID OF THE TAX GROUP – 501(c)3
Investigation: Foundations Gave Millions To Groups Accused Of Terror Ties
The Daily Caller
Major American foundations have given millions of dollars in funding to Islamic organizations accused of having ties to radical Islamist movements or designated terrorist organizations and a group of activists are trying to convince them to stop.
Groups like Islamic Relief Worldwide, which some countries have banned for allegedly funding Hamas and other terrorist organizations, have received millions of dollars from corporate charities like the GE Foundation, community foundations like the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and independent foundations like George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.
Researchers with the Middle East Forum, an activist group devoted to promoting American interests abroad, identified the financial stream from American foundations to seven Islamic groups with radical ties: Islamic Relief Worldwide and its sister organization in the United States — Islamic Relief USA, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Muslim American Society (MAS), the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and, despite rebounding from highly damaging terrorist allegations in 2008, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
The various foundations have given $5.8 million to these seven groups since 2000, IRS filings show, with $5.6 million of that taking place since 2008.
In total, 46 corporate foundations, eight community foundations, nine private foundations and one donor-advised fund have given money to these seven groups.
The MEF researchers tried — with very limited success — to privately persuade every foundation on the list to cease giving money to the seven groups, before sharing their findings exclusively with TheDC. In the interest of transparency, TheDC included the entire list of donations — with accompanying documentation — at the bottom of this article.
(What the investigators learned when they went to foundations:)
“Almost all of the foundations we asked to stop funding Islamist groups told us the same thing: all they looked for was an active 501(c)3 status. The side effect of this is that foundations end up funding all sorts of racist and anti-Semitic hate groups. Under these foundations’ standards, for example, an eligible 501(c)3 would be the New Century Foundation, a notorious white supremacist group,” said David Swindle, a coordinator for Islamist Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum.
Here is a sampling of those groups. It should be noted that this entire section is on Scribe. However, these are not public documents if you click to view them. There is a LOT of names and inquiries should be addressed to the one who produced the information–Peter Hasson – via The Daily Caller.
- George Soros’ Open Society Foundations and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have combined for more than $2 million in donations to at least one of the seven groups since 2011.
- The Gates Foundation gave more than $1.3 million to Islamic Relief Worldwide in 2014. The Gates Foundation told the researchers they rely on the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center in determining whether a group the foundation is giving money to constitutes a “hate group.”
- The Ploughshares Fund, which was used to create an “echo chamber” in favor of the Iran deal in 2015, gave $10,000 to Islamic Relief’s American arm in both 2015 and 2016.
- GE Foundation gave more to groups on the list than any other corporate foundation — more than $537,000. That money went to Islamic Relief (both the worldwide organization and its U.S. affiliate) and ICNA.
- Altogether, corporate foundations accounted for more than $2.3 million in donations to the radical groups. Virtually all of the donations from corporate foundations from employee matching programs, in which companies will match any employee’s donation to 501(c)3 charitable organizations. In other words, the seven Islamic organizations likely weren’t vetted before the corporate foundations gave them money.
- A spokesperson for the Verizon Foundation, which had the sixth largest record of donations to groups on the list, emphasized to TheDC that the corporate charity did not make donations to any of these groups aside from matching employee contributions.
Unlike the corporate charities, community foundations would have specifically chosen the recipient organizations for their donations.The Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which claims to be the largest community foundation in the world, gave more than $330,000 to CAIR and Islamic Relief between 2008 and 2015, IRS filings show. Even though implored by concerned Muslim groups and congressmen to cease giving to these groups, the foundation has continued to stand behind and support CAIR and Islamic Relief.
Donors gave more than $450,000 to groups on this list through Schwab Charitable Fund between 2007 and 2015. The fund allows donors to give input on where their money goes, but the ultimate decision lies with Schwab.
Five groups received money through Schwab Charitable Fund: Islamic Relief, CAIR, ISNA, MPAC and ICNA.
Read the entire article HERE.
Keep in mind the following are not groups I have investigated but someone suggested that MAY have ties to funding radical national groups. They have been mentioned but should be investigated before going further.
- Soros organizations universally considered their main supporter
- AJ Muste Memorial Social Justice Fund (socialist group)
- ARCUS Foundation – leaders in the LGBT movement
- ABFE – Black Leadership foundation group
- Common Counsil Foundation – advises personal trusts and foundations on “social equitable groups and environmental organizations needing funding”
- Charles Mott Foundation – promotes equitable and sustainable society
- Counsil on Foundations – DC public policy and advocacy advisor group. Their Philanthropy Exchange is a private social network that allows Council members to connect with peers.
- Bolder Giving – a group that provides inspiring stories of individuals giving lots of money to help make the world better. They help research them apparently as there is a directory.
- D5 Coalition – Wrote its purpose was to “increase philanthropy’s diversity, equity and inclusiveness.” Its funders included Kellogg, Rockefeller, Packard and others.
According to a Conservative Review article, here are some of the possibilities. According to Daily Caller – Refuse Fascism includes Princeton professor Cornel West as one of its founding “initiators.” (I would also suspect some if not most gave funds to Black Lives Matter as well. Certainly a few like Tides, Emergent Funds, and Soros appear to be involved with funding BLM.
- Soros, again obviously
- Center for Community Change – supported by Soros, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and The Ford Foundation (documents provided by Washington Free Beacon)
- Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ), an “anti-capitalist,” “anti-imperialist” outfit that was founded by a group responsible for supporting communist revolutionaries in Nicaragua.
- Direct Action Alliance -with its GoFundMe page
- Every Citizen Counts (WFB)
- United We Dream (WFB)
- The Emergent Fund, a fund that consists of the Solidaire Network, the Threshold Foundation, and the Woman’s Donor Network,
- The Establishment.co – a group of “scientists” who are gathering funds and says they use government funds to continue their research
- Tides Foundation.
- “World Can’t Wait.” – New York City-headquartered group led by Debra Sweet, a self-described “revolutionary communist.” Several organizers share her views and were leaders in the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Isn’t it interesting that no matter the group – certain things always appear to be included.
- Most if not all are receiving some level of funding from Soros foundational groups.
- ALL or nearly all are 501(c)3 approved POLITICAL rather than educational organizations. IRS nearly destroyed grassroot conservative organizations applying but has a huge list of liberal/Marxist groups.
- Somehow the same foundation groups in small or big ways are funding MARXIST/socialist groups but have so far chosen not to discontinue their funding even though they know the funds assist domestic terrorist groups.
Now do readers understand why I am so against 501(c)3? It isn’t just these foundations though. Educational entities; religious groups like those supporting importing and protecting refugees and illegal immigrants; or, groups like SPLC or CAIR really have become havens for funding without oversight. In addition, the Clinton’s, Obama, and others are using this category to hide possible illegal donors or “clean” funds so that they enrich their own pockets.
It is time now during this current tax reform that we stop using this “tax haven.” Hidden within its fold are millions of dollars that could be used instead of taxpayer funds. Hidden within its list are a multitude of communist run or funded organizations that have only one goal–to destroy our country’s sovereignty through anarchy or globalist agendas. Why are we fighting in far off lands when we can’t even clean out our nasty outhouses here?