Friday, May 25, 2012

Streisand on $$$ She Gave "Speedway Bomber": "No Comment"

Watching the numbers, FrontPageMag.com, in an excellent article, published this bit of information about some of the financial backers of a tax-exempt organization directed by Brett Kimberlin, the convicted "Speedway Bomber":
The mission of the other Kimberlin-created group, the Justice Through Music Project, is to somehow pound political enlightenment into the skulls of young people through music. The group has received at least $70,000 in grants from the Tides Foundation since 2006. Barbra Streisand has given JTMP at least $10,000 through her foundation since 2006. Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Sen. John Kerry (D-Massachusetts), is CEO of the Heinz Family Foundation. That charity has given JTMP at least $20,000 since 2006.
From American Thinker
The Justice Through Music Project has collected $1.8 million from the usual suspects on the political left over the last eight years, including these grants. 
2005
Farview Foundation ..................................... $9,000
2006
Tides Foundation ........................................ $60,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift ......... $45,000
HKH Foundation ...................................... $20,000
Heinz Family Foundation ......................... $20,000
Olive Branch Foundation ......................... $15,000
Farview Foundation ................................. $10,000
Barbra Streisand Foundation .....................$5,000
2007
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift ......... $19,000
2008
Threshold Foundation ............................ $20,000
Tides Foundation .................................... $10,000
Nathan Cummings Foundation ............... $10,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift ......... $20,000
Fred Gellert Family Foundation ................ $5,000
Silicon Valley Community Foundation ..... $5,000
Barbra Streisand Foundation .................... $5,000
2009
Schwab Charitable Fund ............................ $10,000
Silicon Valley Community Foundation .... $10,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift ......... $6,000
TOTAL (2005-2009) ..................................$304,000
[That's leaves $1.5 million of donations unaccounted for. I wonder who gave Brett Kimberlin's organization that dough?]

Breitbart.com investigated:
A spokesperson for Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift, which is listed by JTMP over several years, explained to Breitbart News that the fund is donor-advised, meaning that it does not have discretion over donations made by individuals or organizations with accounts at the fund. Donors merely park their funds at Fidelity to receive an immediate charitable tax deduction, and direct those funds over time, as they wish, to any 501(c)3. 
Schwab Charitable Fund had this to say:
National donor advised funds like Schwab Charitable Fund are cause-neutral, and exist to facilitate the charitable giving of their clients.  Grants do not in any way reflect the views or perspectives of Schwab, Schwab Charitable or the management of either organization.   
Oh, and the response from the Barbra Streisand Foundation, which does have discretion over where they give money?
"No comment."
No surprise there.  Is there a PR guy in the house?



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2 comments:

  1. Been saying it for awhile now--the foundations are the strings the puppet masters use to socially engineer and hide what the big money is really doing.

    Some of these Foundations may have been genuinely conned, but with the Tides, I'm thinking they want a return on that investment.

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    1. It's social engineering all right--and very slapdash--which is one of the reasons it causes so much trouble. It's Libs running to the sound of the latest Lib fashion, whatever it may be.

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