by Geoffrey Grinder, Now The End Begins:
Nearly $170 million in government grants has passed through a liberal dark money behemoth that houses numerous left-wing groups, including the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, tax forms show.
We are told that Black Lives Matter was created organically in the aftermath of public outrage over the death of Michael Brown at the hands of police, remember ‘hands up, don’t shoot!”? As it turns out, “hands up, don’t shoot!” was a complete fabrication, but so is the story of the founding of Black Lives Matter. It is funded with hundreds of millions of dollars in ‘dark money’ laundered and funneled through front groups like The Tides Center and the Open Society Foundation. The common thread that runs through all these groups? George Soros.
DEEP STATE: “an alleged secret network of especially nonelected government officials and sometimes private entities (as in the financial services and defense industries) operating extralegally to influence and enact government policy” – Merriam Webster
Today we present to you a story of where the funding for Black Lives Matter, ANITFA, the Sunrise Movement actually comes from, and it’s the American taxpayer. Georges Soros is so deeply entrenched, so perfectly set up, that we can expose him as we do here, and he has absolutely nothing to fear. Soros fears nothing because he not only has the funding of the American taxpayer, he also has the blessing and protection of the Washington DC Deep State, who has placed him in this position to do exactly what he is doing. George Soros cannot be stopped because he is part of the United States government, and all this is planned and will soon be coming to its logical conclusion.
Tides Center Funnels $170 Million in Taxpayer Money to Left-Wing Groups
FROM WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: The taxpayer-funded grants were disbursed to groups through the Tides Center, a San Francisco-based nonprofit incubator that wealthy liberal donors use to bankroll progressive causes. A number of radical left-wing groups have fallen under the auspices of the Tides Center, which acts as a “fiscal sponsor” to nonprofits by providing its 501(c)(3) tax and legal status. This arrangement lets the groups under its umbrella avoid registering with the IRS.
The grants went to liberal initiatives housed at the Tides Center over a 17-year span between 2001 and 2018 and have steadily increased over time, according to a review of the center’s tax data.
“THE TIDES CENTER IS AS LIBERAL AND POLITICALLY ACTIVE AS THEY COME; ITS ENTIRE PURPOSE IS TO CREATE NEW ACTIVIST GROUPS,” SAID SCOTT WALTER, PRESIDENT OF THE CAPITAL RESEARCH CENTER. “FOR EXAMPLE, WE RECENTLY REVEALED THAT THE TIDES CENTER SPONSORS THE BLACK LIVES MATTER GLOBAL NETWORK FOUNDATION, ONE OF THE TOP GROUPS IN THE MARXIST-LED BLM MOVEMENT. IT’S FAIR TO QUESTION WHETHER TAX DOLLARS SOURCED FROM ALL AMERICANS SHOULD FLOW TO NONPROFITS THAT HAVE SUCH AN OPEN IDEOLOGICAL AXE TO GRIND.”
Walter noted that the Tides Center’s recipient profile on USASpending.gov, which posts government grants, shows $34 million in federal funding since 2008. The grants were primarily from the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Department of Health and Human Services. While USASpending is meant to inform the public of where government grants are coming from and where they are going, it contains incomplete data. During the period of time in which the website says the Tides Center received $34 million in federal funding, the group’s own tax forms show that it had received $139 million in government grants.
The total annual sum of government grants awarded to projects at the Tides Center has steadily risen over the years. In 2001, the Tides Center reported $3.4 million in such grants on its tax forms. By 2018, the number shot up to $19.2 million, which was nearly 15 percent of the $137 million it reported in total grants and contributions that year. The $170 million in government funding was disbursed to projects between that time. Due to the Tides Center’s set up as a fiscal sponsor with numerous nonprofits that fall below it, it is virtually impossible to pinpoint where the government grants end up. Tides did not respond to an inquiry on the funding.
The Tides Center was launched in 1996 as an offshoot of the Tides Foundation, the first network established for the left to utilize the practice of dark money spending. It has since spawned a plethora of left-wing groups and has acted as an anonymous funding avenue for some of the nation’s most prolific Democratic donors.
In addition to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, the Tides Center also acts as a fiscal sponsor to the Alliance for Safety and Justice, a social justice organization that benefited from $2 million in grants awarded from the National Football League in 2019. It has acted as an incubation house for numerous environmental, anti-free trade, gun-control, and abortion-rights groups.
Since its inception in 1976, Tides has “scaled more than 1,400 social ventures, fueled social change in 120+ countries, and mobilized more than $3 billion for impact,” according to its website. The far-reaching network—referred to as the Tides Nexus—is a complex set up of eight nonprofit entities. Each of these entities serves a different purpose—from fiscally sponsoring progressive groups to advocacy efforts—and include the Tides Foundation, Tides Center, Tides Network, Tides Advocacy, Tides Inc., Tides Two Rivers Fund, Tides Canada Foundation, and the Harding Rock Fund.