The guy who runs Tides also came to the aid of Dale Rathke so he could pay back the money he embezzled.
Drummond Pike. IIRC he covered about 800K of the theft.
Drummond Pike Biography
Drummond Pike is one of the chief rainmakers of the anti-consumer movement. His nameplate appears in the boardroom (or in the drivers seat) of a wide variety of organizations: the Environmental Working Group, the Solidago Foundation (which works on trade issues and corporate accountability), the Shalan Foundation (which seeks social justice and environmental balance), and several more.
But Pikes most influential role is Money-Launderer-in-Chief for the Tides Foundation. With Pikes help, Tides gives away other foundations money, shipping it out to fringe organizations whose missions might not pass muster with the funds original donors. An adjunct called the Tides Center, also run by Drummond Pike, offers a kind of legal and tax-exemption umbrella for a wide variety of leftist social change groups that could never hope to pass the IRSs tests on their own.
As if thats not enough for one activist, Pike also runs eGrants.org, an online fundraising company that he says was created to facilitate online giving to progressive groups, and the Tsunami Fund, dedicated to the support of progressive advocacy work on a variety of issues. Pike was also one of the founders of Working Assets, the left-leaning telephone and credit card firm, in 1983.
President, Tides Foundation & Tides Center; president, eGrants.org. president, Highwater Inc.; director, Environmental Working Group; director, Solidago Foundation; founder & assoc. dir., Youth Project (Wash., DC); former exec. dir., Shalan Foundation
The social justice thing is a front. Most of the crazy radicals are funded by this foundation. They’re all connected - it’s just getting something on them that’s been the problem. I believe now that ACORN is under investigation they might find some tax problems as noted in the article which points to TIDE. My fear is that Soros is so big, our finances in such poor shape, and their buddies with Obama and the other socialists in the WH that they’ll get off the hook.
Here’s a good map of Soros, Pike, et al...