How to fix the IRS nonprofit division

By Julie Patel

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

Nonprofits spend money on campaigns despite benefactors' warnings

By Julie Patel

Despite warning, four nonprofits spent money on 2012 elections.

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 "Foundation":

"… e political expenses were lower than what was reported to the FEC. Family Foundation Action claimed no political campaign activity on its 2012 tax return but s …"

"… 8,942 last year attempting to oust Obama, according to FEC records. Family Foundation Action officials did not return calls and emails. Public Interest Forum s …"

News outlets unearth more Donors Trust recipients

By Paul Abowd

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

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 "Foundation":

"… d. Nearly half of the revenue for David Koch’s Americans for Prosperity Foundation came from Donors Trust in 2010, in the form of $7.6 million in grants. Re …"

"… thropies have Donors Trust accounts, including the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the John M. Olin Foundation and the Coors family’s Castle Roc …"

"… s, including the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the John M. Olin Foundation and the Coors family’s Castle Rock Foundation, according to IR …"

"… nbsp;the John M. Olin Foundation and the Coors family’s Castle Rock Foundation, according to IRS records. Money in the states For a decade, Donors …"

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 "Foundation":

"… t year.CRP also discovered that the American Justice Partnership, Dunn’s Foundation for the Advancement of Right Thinking, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerc …"

"… ncement of Right Thinking, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce and Farago Foundation have been past donors. All advocate for free-market and small government i …"

"… advocate for free-market and small government issues except for the Farago Foundation, whose mission wasn’t clear based on a review of their tax filing.The vi …"

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 "Foundation":

"… nor to Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, the non-profit George Kaiser Family Foundation describes itself as “a charitable organization dedicated to breaking the …"

"… so lost out on the tremendous subsidy it provided the George Kaiser Family Foundation through the charitable contribution deduction.”The Foundation did not im …"

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 …"