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Please write to me if you would like to share additional details.Thank you for your contributions, comments, assistance. Asra Nomani (asra@asranomani.com)Please add comments with any information regarding Soros, Open Society and other donors to organizations, individuals involved in the #WomensMarch, #MuslimBan and other anti-Trump activitiesPlease suggest other hashtag campaigns also#Flynnghazi, #Otherwise, please add comments where you may have additional information, questions or leads.
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Organization / Individual NameConnection with George Soros and/or Open Society FoundationsOpen Society NSHR Grantee#WomensMarch "Partners," "Movement Friends," "Sponsors"#MuslimBan #NoBanNoWall #StandWithRefugees #RefugeesWelcome#ShePersisted#HereToStay#ResistanceRecess #ReclaimRecess #ICERaids #MayorsStand4All #ResistTrumpTuesdaySignatory to OSF-grantee created "#WeAreBetter ThanThis" PetitionDemocratic Party AffiliatedNotesNotesNotes NotesNotesNotesGovernment Funding990 LinkGuidestar RatingTax ID NumberWashington, DC Business License (no license listed on website, call office to confirm 202-442-4311)
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Please see notesDecember 2015, OSF "Fallout of ISIS Attacks" meml: "Among other grantee activities: #WeAreBetterThanThis took out a full-page ad in the New York Times to launch a campaign calling on elected officials and the press to “stop the spread of hate and division,” and pledging to “stand with any community that is targeted by hateful rhetoric and violence.” The group features a vast swath of OSF and OSPC grantees, including MoveOn.org, the Domestic Workers Alliance, United We Dream, the Center for Community Change, Demos and Color of Change. Some funders, while applauding the effort, questioned the efficacy of the ad (expensive, preaching to the choir) and the messaging (desire for a stronger, more focused ask)."https://eservices.dcra.dc.gov/BBLV/Default.aspx
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#VoteProChoicexYesYesxYes. "Supported by...Democrats.com"Website: "Supported by National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund, Democrats.com, Act.TV" URL: http://www.democrats.com/voteprochoiceRT: #VOTEPROCHOICE Retweeted: "ACLU National ‏@ACLU Jan 29 More ACLU National Retweeted: ThinkProgress Find your protest ACLU National added, ThinkProgress @thinkprogress Here’s a list of all the protests happening against the #MuslimBan: https://thinkprogress.org/muslim-ban-protests-344f6e66022e#.nygdr0fbk …90 replies 4,912 retweets 9,314 likes Reply 90 Retweet#VOTEPROCHOICE ‏@VoteChoice Jan 27 More .@sherylsandberg says #GlobalGag rule "could have terrible consequences for women + families around the world" @CNN
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1199 SEIU [Service Employees International Union]Open Society "Equality Fund works with national unions SEIU and the AFL-CIO to advance the immigration reform agenda."yesYesx"10 Reasons We Thank President Obama," Jan. 19, 2017U.S. Programs Strategy Memo, Sept. 6, 2013, page 14: "...the Equality Fund works with national unions SEIU and the AFL-CIO to advance the immigration reform agenda..."OSF US Programs Democracy and Power Fund, Summary of Recommended Grants, March 14, 2011, _dp 2011 docket i approved.pdf, page 5: "Housing Justice and Foreclosure Policy: Joining with SEIU, D&P and Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative grantee partners National People’s Action and the PICO congregation-based network have created a dynamic alliance to prevent foreclosures and make good credit available in low and moderate-income communities."OSF US Programs Democracy and Power Fund, Summary of Recommended Grants, March 14, 2011, _dp 2011 docket i approved.pdf, page 5: "Financial Regulation: A number of grantees, including the Roosevelt Institute, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and National People’s Action, played important roles in the Americans for Financial Reform alliance to advance the passage of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. These groups partnered with SEIU to build public support for the new bureau in the face of a tremendous anti-reform lobbying effort by the banking industry."
Open Society U.S. Programs Board Meeting, Feb. 11, 2016, page 12: "Childcare Sectoral Strategy: ...Peter Colavito, director ‎of Government Relations for SEIU, has been a crucial partner, providing both resources to local campaigns as well as strategic guidance." 1199SEIU Caregiver "@1199SEIU Ignorant ban diminishes US standing in the world, makes America less safe, undermines our economy, violates religious freedom. #NoBanNoWall" RETWEETS 5 LIKES 11
8:18 PM - 30 Jan 2017 https://twitter.com/1199SEIU/status/826283442405048321
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18MillionRisingxYesx"18MR.org is fiscally sponsored by the CEL Education Fund, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and does not support or oppose any political candidate or party.""CALIFORNIA LEADS IN SUPPORTING AMERICAN MUSLIM COMMUNITIES," Aug 23, 2016, Zahra Billoo, "The author welcomes a crowd of over 600 California Muslims to the Capitol in 2016, where they gathered to advocate for several key legislative priorities including AB 2845....Zahra Billoo is the Executive Director at the Council for American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Chapter."18MillionRising.org’s interim executive director is Cayden Mak, former MoveOn."CEL Board Chairperson, Catherine Bracy runs Code for America's international program. Until November 2012, she was a product manager and director of the Obama campaign's technology office in San Francisco. She also did outreach to the tech community for Tech4Obama."CEL Education Fund received $200,000 from MacArthur Foundation in 2009, 990.
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350.orgxYesx
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50/50 Project xYesx
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5050 Congress, Inc. (new addition)Yes
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52 Feminists (new addition)Yes
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9to5, National Association of Working WomenYes; GranteeYesxU.S. Programs: State and Local Work, 2008-2010,"" page 10: ""The following data reflects U.S. Programs’ funds active participation in multi-state, issue-based work throughout the country....Ensuring justice and equality for people of color, women, low-wage workers, immigrants, and LGBTQ people. 9to5 National Association of Working Women, Funds: Democracy and Power (D&P), Equality and Opportunity Fund (EOF), and Seize the Day Fund (SDF), Year: 2010-2012, Amount: $300,000"Criminal Justice Fund," "_tab 07 articles of interest from u.s. programs.pdf," page 3: "9to5, National Association of Working Women, an EOF grantee and national advocate for women's rights in the workplace, helped defend Milwaukee’s paid sick leave ordinance from attacks by local businesses. The ordinance will protect the interests of the 120,000 Milwaukee families who currently lack paid sick days to recover from illness or care for sick family members.""tab 11," "Criminal Justice Fund" Memo, Sept. 17, 2010, page 5: "The recommended grants to 9to5 National Association of Working Women, Family Values at Work: A Multi-State Consortium, and the Women’s Funding Network will support efforts to implement workplace policies that enable low-wage workers to achieve a sustainable balance between work and caretaking responsibilities."
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A is For (new addition)Yes
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A Better BalancexYesx
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A. Philip Randolph InstituteYes; affiliated with AFL-CIO (see below), which is OSF "key partner"YesxFrom website: "AFL-CIO-affiliated organization of black trade unionists, working to build black community support for the movement."
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ACCESS Michigan (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services)Yes; GranteeYes (2009: $200,000)YesYesx"National Security and Human Rights Campaign" document, page 45: "Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services, $200,000 over 2 years to support the National Network for Arab American Communities, which seeks to strengthen grassroots institutions serving Arab Americans in order to deepen civic participation, promote economic empowerment, and enhance the community’s ability to engage in policy advocacy, particularly on immigration reform and ending racial and religious profiling of Arabs and Muslims by national security agencies and law enforcement."Jan. 30, 2017: "Our @takeonhate campaign is organizing an Emergency Town Hall this Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Dearborn, Mich." With announcement image: "Now is the time to RESIST. Emergency Town Hall. Discussion Topics:....Trump's Executive Orders (Muslim Ban, Border Wall)." CoSponsors: TakeOnHate, National Network of Arab-American Communities, ACCESS, ACLU, ADC, TK.
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ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union ("Movement Friend")Yes; GranteeYes (2009: $500,000)YesYes, filed lawsuits vs. TrumpU.S. Programs Strategy Memo, Sept. 6, 2013, page 14: "...the Equality Fund works with national unions SEIU and the AFL-CIO to advance the immigration reform agenda...""Open Society U.S. Programs Board Meeting, New York, New York, May 15 - 16, 2014, page 214: ""anchor grantee....the ACLU..."2010 Open Society document on NSHR grantees: "American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, $500,000 over 2 years to support the Exposing and Opposing Government Surveillance Through Local Advocacy Project, a special initiative of the national ACLU and state affiliate campaigns in Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, and Washington to roll back government monitoring of political activists and religious minorities."
OSF 2016 Board Report, page 58: "ACLU case against the psychologists behind the CIA torture program..."...."NSHR commissioned an ideas paper in late 2015...to obtain judicial review of national security abuses...."
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3407554-Feb-2016-Usp-Board-Book.html
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Adhikhaar (new)Yes
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The Advancement ProjectYes: "Anchor" grantee; "Top Funded USP Grantees from Jan 2009 through April 2014: $4.8 million" YesxU.S. Programs Board Meeting, Dec. 18 and 19, 2012, page 15: "U.S. Programs investments in the...Advancement Project ($1.6 million)...""Open Society U.S. Programs Board Meeting, New York, New York, May 15 - 16, 2014, page 28: "Our current anchor organizations are: ACLU, Advancement Project, American Constitution Society, Brennan Center for Justice, Center for American Progress, Center for Community Change, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Drug Policy Alliance, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and the NAACP.""Anchors and Cores""Youth Work Synthesis, From OSF Proposed Strategies 2014-2017," page 40: "To challenge schools’ over-reliance on standardized tests as a measure of success, invest in aggressive, campaign-style advocacy to require schools to disaggregate federal data collection and track rates of suspensions and expulsions that disproportionately penalize marginalized youth. As a complement, work with select school districts to revise school discipline and policing policies to reduce suspensions, expulsions, arrests, and racial disparities. Key Partners: OSI-Baltimore, OSI-DC, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Atlantic, The California Endowment, Schott Foundation, Just and Fair Schools Fund, American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association, law enforcement. Key Grantees: Advancement Project, NAACP LDF, National Association of School Psychologists."
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Advocates for YouthxYesx
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AFL-CIOYes; "Key Partner"YesxOpen Society "Equality Fund works with national unions SEIU and the AFL-CIO to advance the immigration reform agenda."https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3319059-Usp-Revised-2014-2017-Strategy.html
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African Communities TogetherxYesx
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AFSCMEYesx
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Alive Inside FoundationxYesx
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Alliance for JusticexYesx
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Alliance for Quality EducationxYesx
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Alliance of Nurses for Healthy EnvironmentsxYesx
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Alliance for Women in Media (new)Yes
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All OutxYesx
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AMAR International (new)Yes
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Ameinu (Our People)xYesx
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America VotesYes, "House of Soros"OPEN SOCIETY U.S. PROGRAMS BOARD MEETING, May 15 - 16, 2014, p. 118: "On the plus side, the most noteworthy shifts include more c3 organizations creating and using c4 capacity, in order to directly participate in elections and high profile advocacy. They are supported here by “House of Soros” funded America Votes and Catalist as well as the Working Families Organization."
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America's VoiceYes; "Anchor" granteeYesxhttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3408097-Memo-on-State-Local-Funding-2008-2010.html"America’s Voice promoted news of the global reach of the #DumpTrump movement, aimed at applying financial pressure on Trump’s empire via boycotts. Its latest installment mentions a Dubai-based retailer who is pulling Trump merchandise from store shelves at outlets in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan. AV also urged elected officials to go beyond distancing themselves from his remarks and actively renounce him, pledging not to support him if he were to become the GOP nominee.""Anchor" organizationshttps://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/about/programs/us-programs/grantees/americas-voice-education-fund-0
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The American Association of University Professors (AAUP)xYesx
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American Association of University Women (AAUW)xYesx
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American AtheistsxYesx
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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)Yes; "Anchor" grantee; "Top Funded USP Grantees from Jan 2009 through April 2014: $27.7 million" Yes (2009: $500,000)YesYes, filed lawsuits vs Trump x"Anchors and Cores"U.S. Programs Strategy Memo, Sept. 6, 2013, page 14: "...the Equality Fund works with national unions SEIU and the AFL-CIO to advance the immigration reform agenda...""Open Society U.S. Programs Board Meeting, New York, New York, May 15 - 16, 2014, page 214: ""anchor grantee....the ACLU..."2010 Open Society document on NSHR grantees: "American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, $500,000 over 2 years to support the Exposing and Opposing Government Surveillance Through Local Advocacy Project, a special initiative of the national ACLU and state affiliate campaigns in Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, and Washington to roll back government monitoring of political activists and religious minorities."
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American Constitution SocietyYes; "anchor" grantee;Yesx"Open Society U.S. Programs Board Meeting, New York, New York, May 15 - 16, 2014, page 28: "Our current anchor organizations are: ACLU, Advancement Project, American Constitution Society, Brennan Center for Justice, Center for American Progress, Center for Community Change, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Drug Policy Alliance, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and the NAACP.""Anchors and Cores"
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American Families UnitedYes
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American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO ("Movement Friend")Yes; "Key Partner"Yesx"Oppose Betsy Devos," Jan. 25, 2017, website."Youth Work Synthesis, From OSF Proposed Strategies 2014-2017," page 40: "To challenge schools’ over-reliance on standardized tests as a measure of success, invest in aggressive, campaign-style advocacy to require schools to disaggregate federal data collection and track rates of suspensions and expulsions that disproportionately penalize marginalized youth. As a complement, work with select school districts to revise school discipline and policing policies to reduce suspensions, expulsions, arrests, and racial disparities. Key Partners: OSI-Baltimore, OSI-DC, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Atlantic, The California Endowment, Schott Foundation, Just and Fair Schools Fund, American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association, law enforcement. Key Grantees: Advancement Project, NAACP LDF, National Association of School Psychologists."
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American Humanist AssociationxYesx1/18/2017 media query sent.
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American Indian MovementxYesx
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American Jewish World ServicesYes; "Donor partner"Yesx
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American Medical Women's AssociationxYesx
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Americans for Conservation & the Arts 501c3 (new)Yes
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Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)xYesx
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Americans for Indian Opportunity (new)Yes
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Americans United for Separation of Church and StatexYesx
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Amnesty InternationalYes; "Grantee"Yes (2010, $125,000)YesxOpen Society Document: "Amnesty International USA, $125,000 over 1 year to support the Constituency Expansion Project."
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The Amplifier FoundationxYesxArtist in campaign created Obama campaign posterhttp://www.asianimage.co.uk/news/15027009.Woman_wearing_a_red_white_and_blue_hijab_among_new_posters_unveiled_by_celebrated_artist/
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Arab American Association of New YorkYes; "Grantee"Yesxhttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3201306-2014-May-Usp-Board-Book-W-Handouts-1.html#annotation/a325231Linda Sarsour, cochair of march, "is the Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York, co-founder of Muslims for Ferguson, and a member of Justice League NYC. She is most notably recognized for her focus on intersectional movement building.""Open Society U.S. Programs Board Meeting, New York, New York, May 15 - 16, 2014," page 213: "On April 15, the New York City Police Department announced the closure of the unit tasked with mapping, eavesdropping on, and documenting daily life in Muslim communities in Pennsylvannia, New Jersey, and New York, revealed by the Associated Press in a Pulitzer-prize winning series of articles beginning in August, 2011. “The Demographics Unit created psychological warfare in our community,” said Linda Sarsour, national advocacy director of NSHR grantee the National Network for Arab American Communities. Sarsour also directs the Arab American Association of New York, a grantee of the Security and Rights Collaborative, funded in part by NSHR. “Those documents, they showed where we live. That’s the cafe where I eat. That’s where I pray. That’s where I buy my groceries. They were able to see entire lives on those maps. And it completely messed with the psyche of the community.”""Open Society U.S. Programs Board Meeting, New York, New York, May 15 - 16, 2014," page 213: "A number of grassroots organizations funded by the Security and Rights Collaborative and NSHR anchor grantee the Brennan Center for Justice met with New York City Police Commissioner Bratton recently to discuss community concerns. NSHR grantees Muslim Advocates and the Center for Constitutional Rights, and anchor grantee the ACLU are engaged in lawsuits challenging the practice. One of the cases was dismissed by a federal judge in February, 2014 and is on appeal. Grantees and other advocates welcomed the announced closure of the unit (which never generated a lead on terrorist of Muslim communities.""2012-2015: $160,000 grants from Proteus Fund, to which Open Society Foundations contributes money.
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Art and Resistance Throught Education (new)Yes
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ART NOT WAR / Humanity for ProgressxYesYes
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Arte SanaxYesx
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ArtUnited (new)Yes
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ASHA for Women (new)Yes
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Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)xYesx
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Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) (new)Yes; Asians Advancing Justice, "Anchor" granteeYes"Anchors and Cores"
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Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AtlantaYes; "Anchor" granteeYesxWebsite: "We are one of five independent organizations that make up the national Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Together with our affiliates in Chicago, DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco, we bring more than 100 years of collective experience in addressing the civil rights issues faced by Asian Americans and other vulnerable and underserved communities." "Anchors and Cores"
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Asian Americans Advancing Justice - ChicagoYes; Main org, "Anchor" granteeYesx"Anchors and Cores"
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Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los AngelesYes; Main org, "Anchor" granteeYesx"Anchors and Cores"
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Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA)xYesYes
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Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA)xYesx
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Association of Flight Attendants - CWAxYesx
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Athlete AllyxYesx
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The Autonomous Womyn's FrontxYesx
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Baltimore County Green PartyxYesx
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Be Kind for LymexYesx
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Bend the Arc Jewish Action Yes; Grantee; "partnership"Yesx"Feb 2016 USP Board Book" page 31: "...in 2011, USP staff -- in partnership with Jewish Funds for Justice (now known as Bend the Arc) and Nathan Cummings Foundation -- funded public opinion research, expert convenings, and community engagement experiments in order to better understand the evolving anxieties and politics of the white working class.""Final Dec Board Board Book Electronic," page 102: "December 18-19, 2012: "...(fiscal sponsor: Bend the Arc fka The Jewish Funds for Justice)"Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, Year 2012; Location, New York, NY; Amount $250,000; Term, One year; Grantee URL http://bendthearc.us/; "To support the White Working Class Research Project, a project designed to identify best practices for the engagement of the white working class in open society advocacy."Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, Year, 2012, Location, New York, NY, Amount $320,000, Term One year, Grantee URL, http://bendthearc.us/: "To support the Care Fund, a donor collaborative that provides grantmakers the opportunity to pool resources and coordinate strategies to support the Caring Across Generations Campaign. Caring Across Generations is a national campaign led by the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and Jobs with Justice. The goal of the campaign is to transform how the country cares for elders and other vulnerable members of society. It seeks to do so by improving the professional training and job quality of the workers who provide that care, including home health attendants and domestic workers."Alexander Soros, son of George Soros, donated $5,000 to Bend the Arc Action Inc. on Feb. 17, 2016.
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Best of LifexYesx
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Beyond NuclearxYesx
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Black Business Network ExchangexYesx
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Black Girls RockxYesx
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Black Ladies International IncorporatedxYesx
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Black Lives of Unitarian UniversalismxYesx
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Black Women's RoundtablexYesx
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Black Youth Vote! (BYV!)xYesx
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Bold and BoundlessxYesx
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Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence united with Million Mom MarchxYesx
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BreakthroughYes; GranteeYesx
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Brennan Center for Justice (New York University)Yes2009, $200,000NoYes
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Brick x BrickxYesx
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The Brotherhood/Sister Sol?Yesx
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Brown Boi ProjectxYesx
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Bus for ProgressxYesx
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BUSTxYesx
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California Immigration Policy CenterYesx
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Catholics for ChoiceYes; "Donor partner"Yesx
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Center for American Progress (new)Yes; "Anchor" granteeYes; 2009, $50,000; other future contributionsYesYesYes; founded by Hilllary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta"Open Society U.S. Programs Board Meeting, New York, New York, May 15 - 16, 2014, page 28: "Our current anchor organizations are: ACLU, Advancement Project, American Constitution Society, Brennan Center for Justice, Center for American Progress, Center for Community Change, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Drug Policy Alliance, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and the NAACP."December 2015 Open Society Foundation memo, "Fallout of ISIS Attacks": "Advocates of greater gun control took to Twitter, chiding the parade of politicians who sent “thoughts and prayers” without taking concrete steps to improve public safety. The Center for American Progress convened calls on mass gun violence—one of a number of efforts to follow through on President Obama’s exhortation to revive efforts to enact new controls, such as universal background checks or a ban on assault rifles. But there few immediate signs that Congress was planning to take action; Senate Republicans promptly shot down a pair of gun control amendments."
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Center for Constitutional RightsYes; GranteeYesx
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Center for Emergent DiplomacyxYesx
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Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE)xYesx
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Center for InquiryxYesx
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Center for Community Change Yes, Grantee xYesDecember 2015, OSF "Fallout of ISIS Attacks" meml: "Among other grantee activities: #WeAreBetterThanThis took out a full-page ad in the New York Times to launch a campaign calling on elected officials and the press to “stop the spread of hate and division,” and pledging to “stand with any community that is targeted by hateful rhetoric and violence.” The group features a vast swath of OSF and OSPC grantees, including MoveOn.org, the Domestic Workers Alliance, United We Dream, the Center for Community Change, Demos and Color of Change. Some funders, while applauding the effort, questioned the efficacy of the ad (expensive, preaching to the choir) and the messaging (desire for a stronger, more focused ask)."
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Center for Popular DemocracyxYesYes, OrganizerYes
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The Center for Reproductive RightsYes; GranteeYesx
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Center for Victims of TortureYes; Grantee2010; 2009, $80,000xYesxJan. 30, 2017 tweet: "At @CVT, we stand alongside all who #standwithrefugees! #RefugeesWelcome!"Jan. 30, 2017: "The Executive Order halting the U.S. refugee resettlement program betrays long-held U.S. values. #StandWithRefugees http://bit.ly/2kkaUT2"
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Children's Firearm AlliancexYesx
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CHIRLA Spoke at panelYesx
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