ActivistCash: Shining Some Light on the Black Hole of Giving

published July 2012

The entirety of this post is to highlight the phenomenal information source that is ActivistCash.

Activist CashIn the words of their own website, ActivistCash.com, a project of the Center for Consumer Freedom, provides the public and media with in-depth profiles of think tanks, activist groups, and foundations, along with information about the sources of their funding.

Some of these organizations provide a responsible public service. But some, despite their innocent-sounding names, are financial Goliaths that use junk science, intimidation tactics, and even threats of violence to push their radical agendas. We’ve analyzed over 500,000 pages of IRS records to bring you a comprehensive snapshot of where their money comes from, tracking more than $800 million to date.  We also offer valuable information about hundreds of deep-pocketed foundations, activist celebrities, and other key players in the animal rights, “food police,” and eco-terrorism movements.

I HIGHLY recommend spending some time (10 minutes turns to 20 minutes which turns to 5 hours if you’re REALLY looking) perusing their website.  Start with companies that you yourself contribute to (ex: my cell phone plan is through X company, my electricity comes from Y company, my car was built by Z company) & then branch out from there.  If your anything like me you will be disgusted (though not surprised) at how blatantly shady many conglomerates are & how DEEPLY connected they are to ONE ANOTHER.

For example, the first non-profit I looked up was the AT&T Foundation because I (unfortunately) still have AT&T as a cell phone provider.  Under the AT&T Foundation‘s Activist Cash background page it reads, “AT&T (American Telephone and Telegraph) founded this philanthropy in 1984 with proceeds from the sale of its headquarters building in New York City.”  The AT&T Foundation’s main charitable donation from 1996 through 2002, in the amount of $385,000.00, was to the Tides Foundation & Tides Center (after taking a quick peak at the Tides Foundation & Tides Center donated funds – $385,000.00 doesn’t look so high anymore.  In example – DJ Osiris’s blog states that George Soros’ Open Society Institute [a major Illuminati cog in the new world order machine] not only provides grants to Tides but the last available figures show a modest donation of $4.2 Million in 2008.  Please see below the article for some great reading links regarding Drummond Pike and his connection to evil George Soros).

What is the Tides Foundation & Tides Center you ask? The Tides Foundation was one of the first of many organizations that CEO Drummond Pike founded & also serves as the beluga whale of leftist “non-profit” organizations.  He founded (& served as Board of Director on all up until 2010) the Tides Foundation in 1976; the Tides Center in 1996, the Advocacy Fund in 1994, Groundspring.org in 1999; Tides Inc. in 2003, Tides Shared Spaces in 2004; and the Tides Network in 2006.  I have little to say about Drummond Pike except that it would benefit everyone to read biographies on him that were not written by him or someone he pays.

The mission statement from the Tides website unfortunately does little to answer the question of what it publicly does, “Tides actively promotes change toward a healthy society, one which is founded on principles of social justice, broadly shared economic opportunity, a robust democratic process, and sustainable environmental practices. Tides believes healthy societies rely fundamentally on respect for human rights, the vitality of communities, and a celebration of diversity.”

ActivistCash goes on to elaborate, “Most of America’s big-money philanthropies trace their largesse back to one or two wealthy contributors. The Pew Charitable Trusts was funded by Joseph Pew’s Sun Oil Company earnings, the David & Lucille Packard Foundation got its endowment from the Hewlett-Packard fortune, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation grew out of General Motors profits, and so on. In most cases, the donors’ descendants manage and invest these huge piles of money, distributing a portion each year to nonprofit groups of all kinds (the IRS insists that at least 5 percent is given away each year). This is the way philanthropic grantmaking has worked for over a century: whether a given endowment’s bottom line occupies six digits or twelve, the basic idea has remained the same.

Now comes the Tides Foundation and its recent offshoot, the Tides Center, creating a new model for grantmaking — one that strains the boundaries of U.S. tax law in the pursuit of its leftist, activist goals.

Set up in 1976 by California activist Drummond Pike, Tides does two things better than any other foundation or charity in the U.S. today: it routinely obscures the sources of its tax-exempt millions, and makes it difficult (if not impossible) to discern how the funds are actually being used.”  For a complete overview of the Tides Foundation & Tides Center by ActivistCash please click here.

The Tides Foundation has over 350 “Projects” which typically have their day-to-day business operations, including payroll and tax matters, run by Tides and which are allowed (legally questionably) to “piggyback” on Tide’s tax exemption. Many of the large companies we know and hate today started out as a Tides “project”.  One of MANY Examples: Environmental Media Services – started as a “project” of Tides & in 2001 spun off and obtained its own tax exemption — its business operations are now handled by employees of Fenton Communications, a high-powered DC public relations firm known for its leftist sympathies, and for its “food scare” and “health scare” campaigns.  From the ActivistCash website, “EMS claims to be “providing journalists with the most current information on environmental issues.” A more accurate assessment might be that it spoon-feeds the news media sensationalized stories, based on questionable science, and featuring activist “experts,” all designed to promote and enrich David Fenton’s paying clients, and build credibility for the nonprofit ones.”  For more information on Tides Connections specifically please click here.

Sometimes it seems like there is little We as THE PEOPLE can do to combat these Goliath miss-information machines.  One thing we CAN DO is to vote with our money.  Stop buying from companies that are supported by these evil organizations.  LOOK UP where the companies you pay monthly fees to got their start.  I bet it wasn’t a lemonade stand on the corner.  Needless to say there is a PLETHORA of information available & we all need to get to reading and connecting the dots at a much quicker pace.  The tiny spider web above is but a strand in the much larger and much more sinister web that is the illusion “world” we live in today.

READ People! Make up your OWN MINDS!

Be Safe All.

More Articles Relating to the Tides Foundation & Tides Center, Drummond Pike & Overall Insanity:
Soros & Pike – Connecting the Evil LinesI linked this not because I particularly believe that Soros and Pike are plotting to take down FOX (which is an integral miss-information source for the war on our body-minds & if they WERE to take down FOX it would most likely be a step in a larger plan to introduce an even greater diss-information source to the world) but rather because I think his chart where he connects the two is quite clever.  As with ANY information source, take it with a grain of salt.
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