The Democracy Alliance's Grant Recipients
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the Democracy Alliance (DA) has largely refrained from providing information
about its giving,
only a small percentage of the Alliance's donees are known to the public.
Thus it is impossible to determine precisely how much money DA has
disbursed since its inception. Most estimates, though, place the
figure at more than $100 million.
partner (i.e., member) Simon Rosenberg―claimed
August 2008 that DA had already “ channeled
hundreds of millions of dollars
into progressive organizations.”
of a number of DA's known donees -- and,
in certain cases, the sums
they have received from the Alliance. The Capital Research Center has done extensive research in identifying these donees, many of whom have financial and ideological ties to George Soros and the
Open Society Institute that long predate their connections to the
DA founder ACORN Rob Stein has called
this pro-socialist, notoriously corrupt
“community organization” a “tough-minded” and “very
When this left-leaning radio station was
the verge of bankruptcy in early 2006, it received a Air
America Radio funding
of $8 million from DA.
voter-mobilization coalition America
at least $6
million in DA-approved funding commitments from George Soros.
for American Progress By
DA grants to this leftist think tank totaled at least $9
of which came from George Soros, Peter Lewis, and the Sandlers.
This Soros-funded group Citizens
for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington brings
charges against (mostly conservative) “government officials who …
betray the public trust.”
Housed at the Tides Foundation in San Francisco, this entity has
received at least $2.5 million in DA money for its
voter-registration and get-out-the-vote efforts―plus
some $1 million from George Soros's Open Society Institute.
This group EMILY’s
for Democratic, pro-choice, female candidates.
Matters For America: By
DA-approve grants to Media Matters totaled at least
This group seeks to Mi
Familia Vota naturalize
new citizens and register them to vote.
This group, which “ train[s]
prospective progressive campaign workers in online campaign and
has accepted donations
directly from DA members George Soros and Deborah Rappaport.
to help “promising
progressive candidates” get elected to state and political
offices, this group has
at least $5 million in DA
: This organization promotes the election of Democratic secretaries of state in key battleground states. Secretary
of State Project
: One of the America’s most influential environmentalist groups, the Sierra Club views industrial activity as inherently harmful to the natural world. Sierra
This group is “d United
States Student Association edicated
to training, organizing, and developing a base of student leaders”
who will become “social justice” activists.
This group USAction favors
increased government spending on social-welfare programs and public
DA grant recipients include such George Soros/Open Society Institute donees as
the Center for Community Change, the Center on Budget and Policy
Priorities, the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy, Democracy:
A Journal of Ideas,
the New Democrat Network, People for the American Way, and the
Progressive States Network.
Unless otherwise specified, information about DA grants made to
these entities was furnished by the Capital Research Center.
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