We finally now know who the deep pockets funding President Donald Trump’s “resistance.”
These formerly secret donors were uncovered in documents recently discovered by the Washington Free Beacon.
The group most involved in the resistance is the “Center for Community Change,” a non-profit “progressive” community organizing group that normally doesn’t reveal its donors. It has been involved in direct action against the GOP and President Trump both before and after the election. The leaders of the group are on the boards of other prominent leftist activist groups.
The group’s unredacted 2015 tax returns were obtained, shedding light on its funders – who provide millions to fight Trump and his agenda.
The single largest contributor to the group is the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. They donated $3 million. The foundation was created by Will Kellogg, the founder of the food manufacturing company.
The Ford Foundation, started by the founders of Ford Motor Company, was second on the list, donating $2.35 million. Third on the list is George Soros’ “Open Society Foundations,” which gave $1.75 million to the Center for Community Change, the Free Beacon reports.
Other donors to the organization include the California Endowment, which gave $524,500; the Marquerite Casey Foundation, which gave $515,000; Fidelity Charitable Gift, which donated $505,100; and the National Immigration Law Center, which gave $316,000.
The Center for Community Change Action, the “social welfare” (c)(4) arm of the group, additionally relies on a handful of donors for almost all of its funding, according to its documents that do not include the privacy redactions.
Donors to its “social welfare” arm in 2015 included Every Citizen Counts ($1,750,000 contribution), a nonprofit that was created by allies of Hillary Clinton to mobilize Latino and African-American voters; the Open Society Policy Center ($1,475,000), another Soros group; the Sixteen Thirty Fund ($610,000), a progressive advocacy group; Center for Community Change ($150,000); Services Employees International Union (SEIU) ($150,000); Atlantic Philanthropies ($75,000); and the Tides Foundation ($50,000), the largest liberal donor-advised network, among other funders.
The Center for Community Change has been involved in anti-Trump campaigning from the beginning and their members also sit on the advisory boards of other leftist groups. For example, Deepak Bhargava – executive director of the Center, also sits on the board of Soros’ “Open Society Foundation.”
The center launched the “Families Fight Back” campaign during the 2016 election, to fight against Trump. Other campaigns they launched include the “Latino Victory Project,” co-founded by actress Eva Longoria and “America’s Voice,” a group that fights for a “direct, fair, and inclusive road to citizenship for immigrants in the United States without papers.”
The Emergent Fund, a fund that consists of the Solidaire Network, the Threshold Foundation, and the Woman’s Donor Network, claims a goal of pushing back against “immediate threats” to “immigrants, women, Muslim and Arab-American communities, black people, LGBTQ communities, and all people of color.”
The Emergent Fund’s advisory board, which decides what organizations receive money from the group, features individuals from a number of prominent liberal organizations.
Charlene Sinclair, the director of reinvestment at the Center for Community Change, sits on the board of directors of the Emergent Fund, which surpassed its initial fundraising goal of $500,000 following its inception and quickly approved $205,000 in rapid-response grants at the end of last year.
So just in case you were wondering, there is a very large network of “resistance” members, and their financial backers have very, very deep pockets.