Poor ACORN! More and more private foundations are distanciing themselves from the notorious ACORN and their dweebs of malcontent.
The liberal political organizing group ACORN, battered by the release of embarrassing videos and allegations of financial mismanagement and fraud, has also been losing support from several major foundations.
The Ford Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Marguerite Casey Foundation and Bank of America have stopped funding the group and its affiliates over the past year and a half.
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, a network that helps low-income families with housing, voter registration and other issues, receives about 10 percent of its $25 million annual budget from federal grants, according to Brian Kettenring, deputy director of national operations. The rest comes from foundations, membership dues and private donations.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation stopped making grants to ACORN in early 2009, according to spokeswoman Sue Lin Chong. The Casey foundation gave an average of $270,000 a year to ACORN. The foundation saw good results from the grants and believes the funding was used appropriately, according to Cho.
The Ford Foundation, which has given nearly $2 million, suspended funding for ACORN and its affiliate organizations about a year ago because of concerns about inadequate financial controls and procedures, according to spokeswoman Fiona R. Guthrie.
One local group said it has no plans to change the terms of a $50,000 grant awarded this summer. The Collaborative for Education Organizing, part of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, sponsored a project aimed at organizing parents of District public high school students to advocate for change in the classroom. [...]
DARN THE LUCK! Go read the rest of this one. One of these days, ACORN with its bevy of beeline buttheads are going to find out that no one wnats them and haven't since Carter enjoyed their takes on corruption and voter fraud avenues of discontent. However...
Isn't it interesting that the political outrage over ACORN the "givers of monies" to ACORN is dropping out? Why now? Wouldn't it be better for the knowing and the financial "givers away" to PAY ATTENTION? What's up with that?
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