How to fix the IRS nonprofit division

By Julie Patel

Employees, reformers offer three recommendations for improving the agency's flagging nonprofit division.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Government":

"… amount would have been more than enough to cover the entire Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division’s $270 million budget that year — including the exem …"

Nonprofits spend money on campaigns despite benefactors' warnings

By Julie Patel

Despite warning, four nonprofits spent money on 2012 elections.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Arizona":

"… t.” …"

"… from four so-called “dark money” nonprofits. Then-Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona and incumbent Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada benefited from $3.1 million in sp …"

"… he Democratic contenders, Shelley Berkley in Nevada and Richard Carmona in Arizona, it turns out one of the groups’ nonprofit benefactors explicitly warned …"

"… Commission documents shows that the four groups involved in the Nevada and Arizona races received almost $79 million, or most of the $112 million the Center …"

Nonprofits' failure to report political activity to IRS raises questions

By Julie Patel

Nonprofits are required to report poltical activity to the IRS — Center finds three that did not and one that underreported.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pennsylvania":

"… ection that spring for the seat of longtime Democratic Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania who died in February 2010. Burns lost. Representatives of RightChange.com …"

News outlets unearth more Donors Trust recipients

By Paul Abowd

Series of recent reports aim to reveal beneficiaries of Donors Trust dollars.

Excerpts from this story referencing "New York":

"… Islamic radicalism  Donors Trust made its largest grant in 2007 to a New York-based group called Clarion Fund. The $17 million donation went toward the …"

"… ecently, to the Voting Rights Act, according to reports by Reuters and The New York Times. The project sought out and tapped the majority-white Shelby County …"

Donors use charity to push free-market policies in states

By Paul Abowd

Charity acts as screen for conservative foundations that feed network of state-based think tanks, media outlets.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mercatus Center":

"… ended up is a mystery, though some Donors Trust recipients, including the Mercatus Center and the Institute for Humane Studies based at George Mason University in V …"

Daily Disclosure: Web video implies Biden ‘on something’ in debate

By Rachael Marcus

Video paid for by 'social' welfare' nonprofit.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Cato Institute":

"… co-founder with billionaire conservative Charles Koch, of the libertarian Cato Institute.Rich’s organizations have been criticized for operating under the guise …"

Solyndra investor's foundation status called into question

By Amy Biegelsen

Senator questions tax status of George Kaiser's foundation

Excerpts from this story referencing "Iowa":

"… ivate foundations yield tax deductions for donors.Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, raised questions Tuesday about Kaiser’s involvement.“With Solyndra, t …"

Funders

The Climate Change Lobby is generously supported by a grant from the Deer Creek Foundation and is part of an ongoing investigative series on

Excerpts from this story referencing "Foundation":

"… limate Change Lobby is generously supported by a grant from the Deer Creek Foundation and is part of an ongoing investigative series on “clean coal” and cli …"

"… t for the Center is provided by Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, the JEHT Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the John …"

"… rovided by Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, the JEHT Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. …"

"… the Ford Foundation, the JEHT Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Park Foundation, t …"

Following The Money (Part 2)

By Jim Morris and Robert Brodsky

Charitable bedfellows: Howard Rich’s interlocking foundations

Excerpts from this story referencing "Foundation":

"… rom the ALG Foundation.  …"

"… nations accounted for more than 96 percent of all contributions to the ALG Foundation that year, according to a federal tax return signed by Howard Rich, one of …"

"… -takings ballot initiatives in the West. The two donations to the ALG Foundation, as it turned out, came from a single donor: the LEAD Foundation, a charit …"

"… o the ALG Foundation, as it turned out, came from a single donor: the LEAD Foundation, a charitable organization in Illinois that says it’s dedicated to “th …"

Following The Money (Part 1)

By Jim Morris and Robert Brodsky

Are Howard Rich’s organizations really what they say they are?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Foundation":

"… arian Cato Institute, as is Rich. He is also a director of the Susquehanna Foundation, as is Eric Brooks (see below).$36,500 from the American Education Reform …"

"… , as is Eric Brooks (see below).$36,500 from the American Education Reform Foundation, a tax-exempt organization in Milwaukee. The organization, which supported …"

"… national Group (see above). Brooks is a director of the Decision Education Foundation in Palo Alto, California; the biographical sketch of him on the organizati …"

"… ve Education Action Drive.” Brooks is also a director of the Susquehanna Foundation.The Center sought comment from all five donors; two responded.Susan Mitche …"