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  • Nonprofits Give ‘Disconnected’ Youths Another Chance

    11/06/2017 6:41:21 AM PST · by proxy_user · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 6, 2017 | Alina Tugend
    Jonathan’s father always told him he would never amount to anything other than a drug dealer. He entered the foster care system when he was 12. At 18, he was in college, but had to drop out to take care of his ill grandmother. “I always told myself I would graduate college and wouldn’t be a statistic in the foster care system,” said Jonathan, 26, who gave only his first name to protect his privacy. But at 21, he was homeless and jobless. “One day I Googled ‘help with foster kids aging out,’” Jonathan said, and he found Youth Villages,...
  • Roxbury’s Dudley Dough, a fair-wage pizza shop, to close its doors

    10/25/2017 2:48:02 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 44 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/24/17 | Cristela Guerra
    Launched in 2015, the fair-wage pizza shop will close at the end of the year, according to Bing Broderick, executive director for the nonprofit Haley House, which oversees the shop. While popular, the shop is not breaking even financially, which has put stress on the wider nonprofit organization. “I don’t think anyone is looking at it as a failure,” said Luther Pinckney, a team leader at Dudley Dough, which is in the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building. “It’s an experiment, and some very good things came out of that, such as skill-building for staff and being in this building at...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Transfers Millions in Cash to Offshore Entities

    08/31/2017 1:40:37 PM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a liberal, Alabama-based 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization that has gained prominence on the left for its "hate group" designations, pushes millions of dollars to offshore entities as part of its business dealings, records show. Additionally, the nonprofit pays lucrative six-figure salaries to its top directors and key employees while spending little on legal services despite its stated intent of "fighting hate and bigotry" using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy.
  • It's a slam dunk: End federal subsidies for sports stadiums

    07/23/2017 9:56:38 AM PDT · by ptsal · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 23, 2017 | Erica Jedynak & John Tidwell
    [snip]Subsidizing ballparks for billionaire owners and millionaire players, however, shouldn't be part of the equation. According to the Brookings Institution, the stadium loophole has cost federal taxpayers $3.2 billion for 36 professional sports facilities since 2000. Maybe bringing together two senators from vastly different states and from widely different ideologies — U.S. Sen. James Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican, and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat — will help inspire a fractious Congress to work together on a bipartisan bill to cut federal subsidies for sports stadiums. The bill would end the federal tax giveaway for municipal bonds used...
  • BREAKING=> Cruz Supporters Stage Coup – Try to Dump Phyllis Schlafly After Trump EndorsementBREAKING

    04/12/2016 5:29:05 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 912 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 11th, 2016 6:38 pm04/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    YOU WON’T BELIEVE THIS! CRUZ SUPPORTERS ATTEMPT COUP AT EAGLE FORUM! Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly has been a national leader of the conservative movement since the publication of her best-selling 1964 book, A Choice Not An Echo. She has been a leader of the pro-family movement since 1972 when she led the fight to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment. Phyllis Schlafly is 91 years-old. On March 11, 2016 conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly endorsed Donald Trump for President at his St. Louis rally. But not everyone in her organization, Eagle Forum – or her family – agreed with Phyllis Schlafly’s...
  • Tax-funded nonprofits seek to crush 'pockets of resistance' to admitting Muslim refugees

    12/02/2015 7:35:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/02/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    If you object to increasing the number of Muslims coming to the US as “refugees,” you are part of a “pocket of resistance” that is being targeted by big money nonprofits that together are in line to receive a billion dollars from the federal government to bring them here. Michael Patrick Leahy has a shocking, detailed report at Breitbart. The nine contractors receiving huge payments from the White House’s $1 billion U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program have launched an aggressive PR campaign to crush what they call “pockets of resistance” to the Muslim migration into the United States. That campaign is...
  • Planned Parenthood Plans $20 Million Election Fight

    11/18/2015 3:36:57 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    CNN, via WMAL.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | CNN, via WMAL.com
    Planned Parenthood is planning to spend at least $20 million fighting Republicans at the ballot box next year as the group punches back against GOP efforts to end its federal funding. "Extremists made the 2016 election about attacking reproductive rights," Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, who was grilled extensively on Capitol Hill in September, said in a video announcing the effort Tuesday. The group is planning to focus on the White House and Senate races in a few key states, including New Hampshire, Ohio, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The states not only have potentially competitive Senate races, but are also...
  • Charity That Carly Fiorina Is Chairman Of Provided $18,000 In Goods To Abortion Group

    09/24/2015 5:57:53 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 9/24/15 | Christopher Massie, Andrew Kaczynski
    Good360, which provides charities with goods from businesses, donated $18,022 in goods to an affiliate of the National Network of Abortion Funds, which calls abortion “a fundamental human right.” In 2013, a charity whose board is chaired by Carly Fiorina donated $18,022 of goods to an organization that provides financial assistance to women seeking abortions. Fiorina, the Republican presidential candidate, has served as the chair of Good360 since 2012. The organization facilitates donations from companies to nonprofits by allowing the companies to donate products, and the nonprofits to select the products they need on an online marketplace. Good360 then delivers...
  • Sausalito Marin City School District Becomes Nation's First Organic, GMO Free District

    08/28/2015 8:17:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/28/15 | Tamara Palmer
    One Marin County school district hopes to set a national example when it comes to healthy eating. Sausalito Marin City School District started serving only organic and GMO-free meals to students this week, becoming the first school district in the nation to do so. It's an extension of what is considered to be a successful pilot program begun in 2013 at Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in Marin City. The other school in the district, Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, has now joined Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in installing a permanent program. “The results speak for themselves,” Steve Van Zant, superintendent...
  • Inside One More Sketchy Sharpton-Family Nonprofit (another Sharpton scam alert)

    05/29/2015 6:57:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | May 29, 2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Al Sharpton’s daughter Dominique has recently grabbed headlines for her $5 million lawsuit against the City of New York over a sprained ankle — but the shakedown may not stop there. New records reviewed by National Review show Sharpton’s daughter and her boyfriend, Marcus Bright, together run a shadowy nonprofit that shares corporate donors, board members, and office space with Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, and they won’t answer any questions about it. In tax filings, Education for a Better America (EBA) states that its mission is “to build a bridge between policy makers and the classroom by supporting innovations...
  • Documents show Hillary Clinton pushed tax breaks for nonprofits while husband solicited ...

    05/22/2015 5:26:00 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21, 2015
    Complete Headline: Documents show Hillary Clinton pushed tax breaks for nonprofits while husband solicited library donations As first lady in the final year of the Clinton administration, Hillary Clinton endorsed a White House plan to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations for her husband's presidential library, recently released Clinton-era documents show. [Snip] A spokesman for Bill Clinton's office said his administration was not trying to incentivize giving to the foundation, but instead was spurred by a 1997 presidential humanities committee that urged tax breaks...
  • 'Wounded Warrior’ Charity Unleashes Hell—On Other Veteran Groups

    05/04/2015 4:12:12 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5-4-15 | Tim Mak
    What happens when a non-profit that was started to help veterans becomes the neighborhood bully? For a charity supposedly devoted to helping veterans, the Wounded Warrior Project spends an enormous amount of time suing or threatening to sue small non-profits—spending resources on litigation that could otherwise be spent on the vets they profess to serve. At issue is the Wounded Warrior Project’s brand: the charity has become particularly litigious over the use of the phrase ‘wounded warrior’ or logos that involve silhouetted soldiers. At least seven such charities have discussed their legal problems with The Daily Beast. The Wounded Warrior...
  • Clinton Charities Raked in Millions of Taxpayer Dollars (greedy parasites sucked-up $7.4M)

    05/01/2015 4:02:08 PM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 5/1/15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Embattled Clinton Foundation and Clinton Health Access Initiative its major health-related offshoot received over $7 million from the US government in recent years, according to an analysis of public records conducted by the Washington Free Beacon. The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), chaired by Bill Clinton and run by the former president’s long-time associate Ira Magaziner, has received $6,010,898 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 2010. CHAI, the biggest arm of the Clinton family’s charitable efforts, accounting for 60 percent of all spending, received $3,193,500 in fiscal years 2010, 2011, and 2012, according to federal contracts,...
  • Clinton Foundation stench driving away donors: Politico

    05/01/2015 8:11:02 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4-30-15 | Ed Morrissey
    Gee, I wonder why? After all, many of them haven’t yet been identified. Ken Vogel explains that the publicity surrounding the influence-peddling schemes at chez Clinton has potential donors looking elsewhere, but … does that apply to those who still want to buy influence? Hmmm. Actually, the fact that so little goes to charity — and that the rate (6.4% in 2013) has become so public — is what has them rethinking their commitments:
  • Obama-linked nonprofit filed for new IRS status after accusation of meddling in Israeli election

    03/17/2015 5:33:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Steven Edwards
    The American nonprofit OneVoice Movement – under scrutiny by a U.S. Senate panel over possible links to a campaign to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – quietly filed paperwork that would allow it to engage in political activism after two leading Republican lawmakers questioned its use of government funds, FoxNews.com has learned.
  • Why does Media Matters deserve tax exempt status when they're cheerleaders for Hillary?

    03/15/2015 5:15:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/15/2015 | Rick Moran
    Last week, the Democratic party website Media Matters hired long time Clinton family friend and advisor James Carville to write for the site. This is just the latest in a series of moves made by the Democratic party organ to boost the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. But, as the Washington Examiner points out, Media Matters is a tax exempt organization, prohibited by law from engaging in political activity. The site is run by another Clinton confidante, David Brock, and the website hasn't been shy about defending Mrs. Clinton in this latest scandal over her emails. Media Matters has published...
  • FBI, IRS investigating shuttered Minneapolis nonprofit

    03/07/2015 7:46:31 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-6-15 | ap
    The FBI and the IRS are investigating a social services group that was shut down last fall after a state audit found its CEO spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money on trips and other perks. Minnesota Public Radio News reported Friday that the federal investigation into Community Action of Minneapolis was revealed in documents filed in Ramsey County District Court. The documents were filed by court-appointed receiver Michael Knight, who is going through Community Action's books. "There are ongoing investigations by the FBI, the IRS and the DOC (Minnesota Department of Commerce) that are draining time and...
  • Super Bowl documents suggest what NFL will seek from Legislature

    12/09/2014 12:28:18 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-9-14 | doug belden
    As they're sorting through requests for more funding from programs and agencies next legislative session, state lawmakers are likely to be asked to help out a huge New York City-based nonprofit: the National Football League. 2015 is the year when any additional tax exemptions for the league related to the 2018 Super Bowl would likely be passed, and stadium officials have confirmed they will be making requests. The question of what exactly Minnesota taxpayers would be giving the NFL as part of hosting the game has been in limbo since Minneapolis' bid was accepted by league owners in May. As...
  • Audit scolds Community Action of Minneapolis for misspending hundreds of thousands of dollars

    09/22/2014 5:04:24 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 9-20-14 | ALEJANDRA MATOS
    Leaders of a Minneapolis nonprofit that serves low-income residents used taxpayer money to pay for a celebrity cruise and trips to Palm Beach and the Bahamas, according to a recently completed state audit. Along with the trips, the audit by the state Department of Human Services found that the nonprofit’s leaders spent public money on bonuses, golf, spa treatments, furniture, alcohol and even a personal car loan. The audit concluded that the organization’s longtime chief executive, Bill Davis, misspent hundreds of thousands of dollars from 2011 to 2013. “It was deeply concerning how the dollars are being used,” Chuck Johnson,...
  • The NFL's extravagant demands for Super Bowl host cities

    06/10/2014 8:29:25 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 31 replies
    sb nation ^ | 6-6-14 | Ryan Van Bibber
    In order to deliver a Super Bowl, the NFL wants free luxury hotel rooms, police escorts and tax exemption from the host city. A leaked report reveals the league's 153 pages of requests for the 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis. Two years ago, the Minnesota State Legislature and the city of Minneapolis were ready to walk away from a plan to provide approximately $500 million to Vikings owner Zygi Wilf to pay more than half the costs a new stadium. It took a veiled threat to move the team to Los Angeles and a dramatic last-minute lobbying campaign from NFL...