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Philanthropy and Its Enemies: Redistribute foundation wealth based on racial quotas
WSJ ^ | 3/3/2009 | Naomi Riley

Posted on 03/03/2009 1:30:55 PM PST by mojito

Nonprofit leaders are reeling from the recent news that President Barack Obama's proposed budget would limit tax deductions on charitable contributions from wealthy Americans. But now the philanthropic world has something else to worry about. Today the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), a research and advocacy group, will release a report offering "benchmarks to assess foundation performance." Its real aim is to push philanthropic organizations into ignoring donor intent and instead giving grants based on political considerations.

The committee is part of a rising tide of politicians and activists who are working to change the face of American philanthropy -- and not for the better.

The report, titled "Criteria for Philanthropy at its Best," advises foundations to "provide at least 50 percent of grant dollars to benefit lower-income communities, communities of color, and other marginalized groups, broadly defined." The committee looked at 809 of the largest foundations in the country, whose combined three-year grants totaled almost $15 billion, and concluded that the majority of foundations are "eschewing the needs of the most vulnerable in our society" by neglecting "marginalized groups."

Two years ago, an advocacy group in San Francisco called Greenlining began releasing similar reports. Greenlining's aim then was to pass legislation in California mandating that foundations report to the public the percentage of their dollars given to "minority-led" organizations....

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: bho44; charities; foundations; obama; philanthropy; racialquotas; spreadthewealth
The Community Organizer now wants to get rid of charities.
1 posted on 03/03/2009 1:30:56 PM PST by mojito
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To: mojito

Well if the government is going to take care of us, who needs philanthropies?


2 posted on 03/03/2009 1:35:23 PM PST by brooklyn dave (The proletariat is getting pissed)
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To: mojito

When is enough enough?
We can’t take another five weeks of this.


3 posted on 03/03/2009 1:36:17 PM PST by madinmadtown (BO stinks..)
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To: mojito

You get it. I would talk with my Pastor to see what effect it might have on churches. Many small churches could go under. The ones surviving might very well be megachurches due to their large membership.

Obama is a disaster.


4 posted on 03/03/2009 1:36:55 PM PST by texmexis best (uency)
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To: mojito

What the left wants, and is being created, is a government sactioned and government run organization distributing all charity money as it sees fit. Think leftwing cronies getting lots of money, traditional do-gooders receiving very very little.


5 posted on 03/03/2009 1:41:00 PM PST by Professor_Leonide (I said to the young man who showed me a photo, "Who can ever be sure what is behind a mask?")
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To: texmexis best

I would like to see just one foundation give a million or two to some minority group selected randomly and carefully track the money, reporting precisely where it all went. I think it would be like sending money to some of these third world countries where those in control are suddenly basking on the Riviera while the masses get the usual: nothing.


6 posted on 03/03/2009 1:44:14 PM PST by mathurine
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To: mathurine

I wold be interested to see how much of that charity money ends up in Demo pockets. The number is now pretty substantial.


7 posted on 03/03/2009 1:50:27 PM PST by texmexis best (uency)
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To: mojito
The answer is to donate to the charity of your choice directly. Do not pass through aggregate organization like United Way. The aggregate organizations will be the ones pressured to perform the politically correct or legally mandated distribution of their resources. The only fix is to not fill the coffers of those organizations.
8 posted on 03/03/2009 1:54:24 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: mojito

Poor whites can go to hell.

Who is racist and cruel now, Dems?


9 posted on 03/03/2009 2:02:56 PM PST by Boucheau
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To: mojito
Its real aim is to push philanthropic organizations into ignoring donor intent and instead giving grants based on political considerations.

And how would that be different from what the Ford and Carnegie and other run-amok foundations are doing now, since they already funds MALDEF, the Southern Poverty Law Center, ACORN, PBS, NPR and any number of other left-wing groups and initiatives?

10 posted on 03/03/2009 2:04:53 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Boucheau

There are a lot more whites in this country than poor blacks.

Singular racism is the proposal being made to take fromone group and give to another, based upon color.


11 posted on 03/03/2009 2:06:04 PM PST by bestintxas (It's great in Texas)
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To: texmexis best

Your church must have received a very generous endowment if it has a foundation backing it.


12 posted on 03/03/2009 2:06:40 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Myrddin

You’re absolutely right.

I quit giving to the United Way years ago when it became obvious that most of their donations were being funneled to left wing causes, like Planned Parenthood.


13 posted on 03/03/2009 2:07:29 PM PST by mojito
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To: Boucheau
REPARATIONS
14 posted on 03/03/2009 2:11:12 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: MrB

“REPARATIONS”

When I get my slave, they can charge me for it!

F’em!


15 posted on 03/03/2009 2:12:42 PM PST by Boucheau
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To: La Lydia

It’s not.

Charity donations also apply to churches, not just foundations.


16 posted on 03/03/2009 2:14:02 PM PST by texmexis best (uency)
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To: texmexis best

There is a difference between a charity and a foundation. I read that article and did not see anything about charities, it is all referencing endowed foundations. I still can’t see where it would affect your church unless it has an endowment. That said, I wouldn’t put it past them to try to get their clutches on church funds as well.


17 posted on 03/03/2009 2:19:45 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Boucheau

HA!

WE already are the slaves and that IS a major part of the reparations. We work; they receive.


18 posted on 03/03/2009 2:22:10 PM PST by reformedliberal (N0)
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To: mojito

Gotta get rid of the competition!


19 posted on 03/03/2009 2:24:30 PM PST by TheDon
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To: La Lydia

I think you are right. I am being to paranoid.

Or maybe not. Time will tell.


20 posted on 03/03/2009 2:39:27 PM PST by texmexis best (uency)
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To: mathurine

Reporting in your suggested scenario would likly track along the lines of the Annenberg Chicago Challenge. Abject failure.

It’s amazing .. successful white guy builds up a business, makes a fortune, donates much of that fortune to a foundation with his philanthropic goals mind. Then, the foundation is taken over by bleeding heart liberals who put the aforementioned dead white guy’s money to uses he most likely abhored. Think Annenberg, Carnegie, Ford, et al.

Would a Marriott Foundation be forced to have a board with secular non-Mormons who favor, say, Prop 8? Or would a Monohan Foundation have to donate to NARAL for the sake of ‘diversity?’

Alas, few come by sizeable fortunes by sure luck and happenstance. Those still living are too smart to get tied up in this type of thuggery. They will figure out how to invest their philanthropic dollars in ways to advance their own interests, and not those of some ‘committee’ or ‘council’ whose bureaucrats think they know more than they do about how to spend their own money.


21 posted on 03/03/2009 2:40:58 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: mojito
The Community Organizer now wants to get rid of charities.

Only after he and his foaming-at-the-mouth hordes steal all their money.

The looters, roof perchers and race pimps will destroy anything Obama overlooks.

Between them they will suck the lifeblood from the nation within a year.

22 posted on 03/03/2009 7:54:47 PM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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