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Official at ACORN Funder to Head Corporation for National and Community Service ^ | October 6, 2009 | Matthew Vadum

Posted on 10/06/2009 11:08:24 AM PDT by vadum

President Obama announced he plans to nominate Patrick Corvington to be chief executive of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America. Big Government readers will remember that “the Corporation” assumed a prominent role on the infamous NEA Conference call, where ”the Corporation’s” Nell Abernathy joined White House and NEA officials to nudge artists to produce works supporting the Obama Administration’s legislative priorities.


Although the charity Corvington works for, Annie E. Casey Foundation of Baltimore, Maryland, has granted funding to ACORN during his tenure, it is unclear if Corvington has ties to ACORN.

Nonetheless, Corvington is part of the same cluster of organizations that provides financial and other support for ACORN which is a longtime fixture in the activist community.

Since 2001 the Annie E. Casey Foundation has pumped at least $1,705,500 into the ACORN network, according to philanthropy database information.

Of the $1,705,500, at least $850,500 was earmarked for ACORN operations in Baltimore, Maryland, home of the ACORN branch office first shown in the recent undercover videos that debuted on Those videos show James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles pretending to be a pimp and a prostitute and receiving mountains of advice on evading laws pertaining to tax evasion and prostitution (among other things).

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a major funder of other groups on the left.

Looking at just the first letter of the alphabet, its grant recipients are labor federation AFL-CIO, abortion rights think tank Alan Guttmacher Institute, and liberal policy shop the Aspen Institute.

Although most of its grants go to groups on the political left, the foundation has funded at least one think tank on the political right. It has provided a few grants to the American Enterprise Institute.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: acorn; agenda; americorps; coi; corruption; democrats; fundingtheleft; hannahgiles; obama
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To: vadum

How many here called it? I know I did.

21 posted on 10/06/2009 11:53:06 AM PDT by wastedyears (If I don't have a right to play defense, then I'll go on offense. - FReeper Enterprise)
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To: vadum

But Barry, I thought ACORN was “Not something I’ve followed closely”?

22 posted on 10/06/2009 12:02:40 PM PDT by cranked
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Anyone else feel your pockets getting picked?! I think this should be called REPARATIONS aka ‘Social Change’.


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I’m going out to buy more pillow cases and tin cans to HIDE/BURY MY MONEY! I’m sick of FUNDING THIS CRAP!

23 posted on 10/06/2009 12:04:26 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: MestaMachine

The resumes of obama’s posse are get down right creepier by the hour. Literally.

24 posted on 10/06/2009 12:14:15 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: kcvl

Or get in on the action to get $$$ back! (/smirky sarc)

25 posted on 10/06/2009 12:17:47 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: bergmeid

Here’s something. I’ll keep digging:

26 posted on 10/06/2009 12:19:57 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ('They're drinking the juice.'~ Barack H. Obama)
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To: vadum
Isn’t it fun watching King Obama appoint his corrupt communists playmates to positions in his cabinet? /s/
27 posted on 10/06/2009 12:21:01 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: pgkdan

These leftists we are seeing front and center run the country wether in office or not. Now that they have Obama in power they will take it on a National program level rather than working within non profit organizations, schools and universities to promote their fellow travelers into society as “community organizers”, “experts” and “professionals.” They guard the doors of high education.

28 posted on 10/06/2009 12:27:03 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

I just tried to ping you here:
but I forgot the ‘s and blew it.
Yeah, adjectives for bam and his picks are rapidly dwindling. I am sticking with just plain evil.

29 posted on 10/06/2009 12:32:59 PM PDT by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1.)
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To: holdonnow; HonestConservative; sono; Fudd Fan; Bahbah; ETL; STARWISE

These are just the ones we know about... ping.

I guess Robert Creamer has a spot somewhere as well.

30 posted on 10/06/2009 12:41:24 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Lord forgive me... we know he's anti-Christ. The pride and chaos get him the pit again.)
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To: kcvl; Zathras

I’ve been working on this for about a month and it looks like there are connections between BNY Mellon Bank and Acorn.

I Think, BNY Mellon represents 4 Acorn investment funds.

There’s also a case of the vanishing backup tapes from BNY with about 4.5M Social Security numbers.

I’m also seeing connections between Annie E. Casey, BNY and Acorn.

Too busy working to dig more today but I’ll look tonight.

31 posted on 10/06/2009 12:41:40 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: MestaMachine

Thanks for the link. I’ll go check it out.

I think I’ll call then the Evil Clown posse—
Although I think there’s a hard rock band that may take offense. (Smirk)

Yeah, my handle needs to be reduced in size. When I signed up, I didn’t realize what a pain it would be. It’s been a problem in the past for others too. I do know you don’t have to use the tilde’s to ping me.

32 posted on 10/06/2009 12:48:14 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: Zathras

BNY Mellon Charitable Giving Program Announces More Than $2 Million in Grants to Boston-Area NonprofitsGifts target learning, economic development, health and human services, arts and culture

BOSTON, December 2, 2008 — The Bank of New York Mellon, the global leader in asset management and securities servicing, announced that the BNY Mellon New England Charitable Giving Program has awarded more than $2 million in corporate and trust grants to Boston-area nonprofits for its fiscal year 2008.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center — $30,000, through the generosity of the Arthur F. Blanchard Trust, to support the Acorn Center for Early Education and Care project, which provides quality bilingual and multicultural child care services to area residents. The grant will support the preschool language project to equip teachers with the latest literacy and languages strategies for teaching multilingual children.

33 posted on 10/06/2009 12:48:33 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Zathras

ACORN: Who Funds the Weather Underground’s Little Brother?

“Donors to ACORN, the lead entity registered
in Arkansas and Louisiana, include the
Marguerite Casey Foundation ($3 million),
Robin Hood Foundation ($821,000
— a board member is NBC newsman Tom
Brokaw), Beldon Fund ($750,000 to
“Florida ACORN”), Edna McConnell
Clark Foundation ($595,000 to “Bronx
ACORN”), Annie E. Casey Foundation
($65,000), George Soros’s Open Society
Institute ($25,000), Haymarket People’s
Fund ($15,000 consisting of an $8,000 grant
to “Massachusetts ACORN” and $7,000 to
“Rhode Island ACORN”), Barbra Streisand
Foundation ($15,000 consisting of a $7,500
grant to “Los Angeles ACORN” and $7,500
to ACORN)), Union Bank of California
Foundation ($15,000 consisting of a $5,000
grant to ACORN, and two $5,000 grants
to “San Diego ACORN”), and Provident
Bank Foundation Inc. ($5,000 to “New
Jersey ACORN”).

Donors to ACORN Housing Corp. Inc.
include JPMorgan Chase Foundation
($5,007,500 plus at least $300,000 to separate
state-level ACORN-affi liated housing
nonprofi ts), Bank of America Charitable
Foundation Inc. ($1,405,000), Annie E.
Casey Foundation ($610,500 to ACORN
Housing Corp. of Illinois), US Bancorp
Foundation ($285,000, plus $470,000 to
ACORN Housing Corp. of Illinois), PNC
Foundation ($95,000), and Wachovia
Foundation ($5,000).

Donors to the ACORN Institute Inc. include
Roseanne Foundation, as in actress-comedienne
Roseanne Barr ($50,000), Annie E.
Casey Foundation ($50,000), Carnegie
Corp. of New York ($50,000), Lear Family
Foundation ($15,000), Starbucks Foundation
($13,563), the hard-left Arca Foundation
($10,000), and Wachovia Foundation

ACORN itself, as opposed to its affiliates,
received a $4,952,288 grant from its affiliate,
the American Institute for Social Justice Inc.
for “community reinvestment,” according to
the Institute’s 990 form from 2006....”

34 posted on 10/06/2009 12:59:14 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: freekitty; vadum
I am beginning to wonder if there is really anyone dumber than the current POTUS.

I think Obama is pure evil, but I don't think he's dumb. If his goal is to destroy our economy on purpose through debt, increasing taxes, etc and create his own army he's doing exactly the right things. When unemployment gets over 20% and you have a permanent, unemployed, violent underclass from the urban areas who are angry and hungry, who do you think will sign up for his civilian security force or whatever he calls it? He'll have millions of inner city thugs ready to jump in and do whatever their Democrat masters tell them to do so they can get their meals and a paycheck, paid for by our tax dollars. So if that is his goal, he isn't dumb, he is doing exactly what will bring about his plans.

35 posted on 10/06/2009 1:47:21 PM PDT by boxlunch
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To: vadum

Does everyone get it yet? This is the awful future. Corruption and they no longer care who knows it.

Mainly because they know that nobody is going to stop them.

I am about ready to tune out thinking all is lost.

36 posted on 10/06/2009 1:50:35 PM PDT by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: Zathras

If you happened to catch Glenn Beck yesterday, it’s plain to see that ostammer has a veritable army of these people at the ready. No matter how many get driven off through exposure, there are more than enough to step forward to fill the void at a moment’s notice.

We’re in serious trouble. We have to find a more effective way to beat them back, and it’s a two-prong war - them on one flank, the slimestream media on the other flank.

37 posted on 10/06/2009 1:51:01 PM PDT by bustinchops (Teddy ("The Hiccup") Kennedy - the original water-boarder)
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To: vadum

Audacity doesn’t quite cover it, does it.

38 posted on 10/06/2009 1:52:53 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Go here for FR Nat'l Convention and Tea Party Video
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To: kcvl

I know all these organziations are loosely connected since we see the same players over & over, but was just wondering if there is a direct connection of this “America Forward” you mention here with this Annie Casey Foundation or the Patrick Corvington guy mentioned here. Before I email this out to anyone I just needed a clearer picture of what the connection between these groups.

39 posted on 10/06/2009 1:59:25 PM PDT by boxlunch
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To: AliVeritas

And good men do nothing....

40 posted on 10/06/2009 1:59:41 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Go here for FR Nat'l Convention and Tea Party Video
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