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 "Internal Revenue Service":

"… ddress highlights the need for a new regulatory agency for nonprofits. …"

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 "Porter":

"… uit, said James Joseph, a nonprofit attorney and a partner at Arnold & Porter. “The IRS can take away tax-exempt status if a nonprofit violates a non …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Virginia":

"… es, mostly in the south. The case will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. …"

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 "Rhode Island":

"… state. Last year, SPN used the money to incubate think tanks in Arkansas, Rhode Island and Florida, where it hosted its yearly gathering in November. One wo …"

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 "Joe Biden":

"… of President Barack Obama, released a new one that implies Vice President Joe Biden was on drugs during last week’s vice presidential debate.The video has g …"

"… imited Government says the ad was intended as satire. "There's no evidence Joe Biden was on anything," he said.The group calls itself a nonpartisan advocacy or …"

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 "Charles Grassley":

"… assets. Gifts to private foundations yield tax deductions for donors.Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, raised questions Tuesday about Kaiser’s involvement.“With Sol …"


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 "Ford Foundation":

"… upport 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 …"

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 "U.S. Term Limits":

"… nt ($100,000), Americans for Limited Government Foundation ($159,678), and U.S. Term Limits ($20,000).Rich is the chairman of LEAD Foundation (which has since been re …"

"… a director of its affiliated foundation, and the founder and president of U.S. Term Limits.In 2004, the records show, Rich himself did not make a single contribution …"