Soros funds black money center for activists pushing to dismantle police, grants say


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Liberal billionaire George Soros has poured millions of dollars into a black money center used by far-left activists pushing to dismantle the police, according to grants.

The Foundation to Promote the Open Society, a nonprofit organization of the Soros network, pushed $ 3 million to the Community Resource Hub for Safety and Accountability (CRH) in 2020, according to a search of the Open Society Foundations grants database.

CRH is a clearinghouse of resources for local progressive activists on how to best manage police reform efforts, including documents on abolishing and funding the police. The hub is under the umbrella of the largest black money network in the United States, according to tax forms.

Hungarian-born American investor and philanthropist George Soros has funded liberal causes around the world for years.
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Of Soros’ funding, $ 2 million was spent on creating a “Budgeting Academy program” to “train community safety advocates on how to defend their local municipal budgets,” grants show . The remaining million dollars was for general support.

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Soros non-profit association has already been sent $ 1.5 million at the resource center in 2019. Of this amount, $ 500,000 was spent on the creation of the center, according to tax forms.

Soros’ funding of CRH is another example of how its cash funds are financing efforts to reshape the justice system. For years Soros flooded district attorney races with money, often supporting the most progressive candidate. His nonprofit empire has dedicated hundreds of millions to racial equality, including tens of millions to local criminal justice reform efforts.

CRH describes himself “As a resource for advocates and local organizers working to address the misdeeds of law enforcement in the United States” who seek to “cultivate community safety and accountability outside of the criminal justice system.”

The hub provides research, reports, data, model policies, toolkits and “other field resources” and supports campaigns with technical assistance needs, according to its website.

Among these documents there is a 24 pages note CRH wrote that “examines alternatives to policing in the context of abolitionist police frameworks, offering ideas and sharing effective strategies for defenders on the ground.”

Screenshot of Community Resource Hub's alternatives to policing memo

Screenshot of Community Resource Hub’s alternatives to policing memo
(Community Resource Center for Safety and Accountability.)

The memo is one of the most 700 Resources on the site. CRH notes that it doesn’t necessarily support or approve all of the materials in its hub.

Several far-left groups provide materials, including No Cop Academy, Cops Off Campus Coalition, and The Digital Abolitionist, all of which provide resources marked under its “abolitionist” tab.

His website further shows that the CRH work directly on projects concerning the financing of the police. The site’s “houses and staffs” hub defundpolice.org in partnership with several organizations of the national movement.

CRH hosts weekly two-hour “Investment / Divestment Learning Communities” involving 40-60 organizers across the country that focus on “budget advocacy, community security strategies, police fraternal association contracts and reparations for police violence ”.

The center also hosts a Defund Police Fellowship which supports 16 fellows in 13 cities with money to support organizational staff. It also offers “monthly trainings and skills-building sessions, weekly office hours with budget, campaign strategy and communications experts, as well as a peer mentoring program,” its website says. .

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According to Soros Group’s tax forms, CRH is a fiscally sponsored project of the New Venture Fund, a nonprofit incubator managed by the Washington, DC-based consulting firm Arabella Advisors.

The New Venture Fund provides its tax and legal status to the groups it hosts, which means projects under its umbrella do not have to file tax forms with the New Venture Fund. IRS that would show information such as board members and financial information.

The New Venture Fund raised $ 965 million in anonymous donations in 2020, Fox News previously reported. It is one of four funds managed by Arabella Advisors, along with the Sixteen Thirty Fund, the Windward Fund and the Hopewell Fund.

The four funds in the Arabella-run black money network raised $ 1.6 billion in secret donations last year, according to tax forms.

But while none of the funds disclose donors on their tax forms, Soros nonprofit categorically states that the money will go to the New Venture Fund to be transferred to CRH.

George Soros, president of Soros Fund Management, speaks during a television interview for CNN at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

George Soros, president of Soros Fund Management, speaks during a television interview for CNN at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.
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CRH and the Open Society Foundations did not respond to requests for comment.

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Soros’ funding for the project follows his multi-year efforts to elect progressive prosecutors in dozens of cities across the country.

“These are little-noticed offices; you don’t have to spend a lot of money to be elected to an attorney’s office,” Manhattan Institute fellow Fain Lehman told Fox News.

“When you do that, you have enormous influence over who is actually prosecuted and charged with crimes,” Lehman said. “You can exclude entire categories of crimes that merit prosecution. ”

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Lehman said Soros’ funding had helped candidates “easily grab” the post of prosecutor in several cities.

Parker Thayer, a researcher at the Capital Research Center, estimated that Soros had lost $ 28 million in prosecutorial races since 2015.

Soros Open Society Foundations also devoted $ 220 million in 2020 for a campaign for racial equality, including $ 70 million for local efforts focused on criminal justice reform.


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