Black Lives Matter is no JV team that just rose up from a few street protesters… it has proven to be a well-organized and extremely well-funded operation, with money flowing in from multiple liberal foundations.
More than $33 million in grants to the BLM movement have come from liberal billionaire George Soros, through his “Open Society Foundations,” and from the Center for American Progress.
In addition, Washington Times reports that The Ford Foundation and the Borealis Philanthropy are bringing in another $100 million through a new joint venture called the “Black-Led Movement Fund”, a six-year donor campaign organized to raise money for the Movement of Black Lives coalition.
These foundations have now firmly aligned themselves with the left agenda and the platform for the Movement of Black Lives, which calls for defunding police departments, race-based reparations, supporting voting rights for illegal aliens, ending private and charter schools, a universal basic income, and free college for blacks, reports the Washington Times.
“It’s about time people woke up to the fact that big money is using people as pawns to stoke racial hatred and further their global agenda,” said the Federalist Papers Project’s C.E. Dyer.
Bill Johnson, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, said corporations and others may want to think twice about partnering with the Ford Foundation, the fifth-largest U.S. philanthropy with $12.4 billion in assets.
“The Ford Foundation has traditionally been leftist, at least since the 1970s, on law-enforcement matters. So it’s not a huge surprise, but it’s certainly disappointing,” said Mr. Johnson. “I guess potential donors may want to look at the [Black Lives Matter] movement and see the damage, destruction and murders that they’ve left in their wake.”
One of the new fund’s partners in this $100 million project is the Movement Strategy Center in Oakland, California, who said in an Aug. 8 statement, “Ensuring that all Black Lives Matter, in this land and around the world, will require an infusion of assets into Black communities.”
In a July announcement, the Ford Foundation state, “Now is the time to call for an end to state violence directed at communities of color.”
Johnson said it would be nice to see groups like the Ford Foundation or George Soros “try to give some nuts-and-bolts help for people who are hurting, instead of throwing money around on grand schemes.”
Other groups involved include the Hill-Snowden Foundation, Solidaire, the NoVo Foundation, the Association of Black Foundation Executives, the Neighborhood Funders Group and many anonymous donors.
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